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(Relating to 'incertitude' - uncertainty, doubtfulness,
A self portrait of sorts... not a physical one of course but rather
a mental snapshot, a representation of the state of mind I sometimes
find myself in, of ideas and thoughts whizzing around my head, too fleeting
and utterly impossible to catch hold of for me to form into something
cohesive. Mixed with the demands of life's responsibilities, it can
sometimes feel like I'm surrounded by a mist of buzzing frustrations.
And doubts creep in too, as I face the effects this pandemic year of
stagnation has had on my career plans. I have by necessity had to shift
my focus a little... by branching out from music photography. Is it
right to do that? Am I adding to the issues by diluting my 'brand'.
How can I achieve my creative goals and live this life in the best way
for those close to me? Am I good enough to achieve such creative goals
anyway? Is my motivation strong enough to rebuild again? Should I be
dedicating my time to finding a job with more stability? These types
of questions wrack my mind as I face the scenario that doing what I
love may not meet the responsibilities I have.
That's the rub, I suppose... responsibilities, and finding a fulfilling
way to meet them that enables one to feel happy. As much as I love creative
photography as a career choice, the fear of the consequences from not
meeting those responsibilities... well it kind of takes away the pleasure
sometimes. We all need a roof over our heads... what sacrifice to achieve
that? How large a roof does one need? People who have a job they truly
love doing are very lucky. We spend a long time working... is it selfish
to want to be happy doing it?
I know I'm lucky to have the luxury of thinking such thoughts. I know
I am lucky to be living a comparably good life, sharing it with a family
who love me. I want it to continue though, and so the questions nag.
This is the burden of the self employed. The burden of the creative
mind. I'm not complaining though. It is what it is. I liked that this
image felt representative.
Hopefully, the image is relatable to others, and their own specific
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