Do you make New Year’s Resolutions?
I didn’t really give it much thought until last year, when I resolved to make more time for my art. And then in the end of January I took my first self portrait, and my life as a photographer began.
I never dreamed such a simple vow could produce such dramatic results. But seeing how well it worked last year, I’m doing it again this year. This year my resolution is to be a full-time artist by the end of the year. I don’t know how exactly this will come about, and I have reservations about proclaiming it aloud. But I think it’s important to declare it, to give it voice and make it feel more valid. Then perhaps I’ll work even harder to make it happen.
I took a photo about a month ago which, for various reasons, it took me a long time to get around to editing. But I think it’s very pertinent to today, as we’re starting a new year. This photo is about taking chances. You roll the dice, and just go with whatever you’re given. It’s not always perfect, but you make it work. You don’t just sit idly, wishing the world would dump perfection in your lap. You take control and start acting on your life.
So this year, let’s all take control of our lives. Let’s work to create the lives we want instead of the ones we’re handed. It’s in our control. Let’s do this 🙂