New year, same great clich├ęs

I’m sure I’m not alone in my inspiration and excitement that the new year brings. I suppose that’s why most of my blog posts tend to start out strong around the first of the year and taper off into months of silence. Here’s hoping this year won’t follow suit; I’m once again hoping to move mountains in order to pursue my non-linear dreams. Much as I was this time last year, my path is unmapped, uncharted, unknown. In tandem with the demands of the day-to-day, the great unknown is quite frightening and, at times, discouraging.

I spent the first day of the new year with two very inspiring musicians and dear friends who have taken the jump and are chasing the dream full-time, which has reignited my momentum. I still desperately want this journey to be even remotely linear, so I suppose that means I’m in the planning stage. I have to know what I want, which I hope to distill in the next few days. More as a mission statement than the usual New Year’s Resolutions.

I also recognize this blog has been far too neglected and I really intend to utilize it as a means of discourse while I sort out what it means to be a Performing Arts Photographer. I had grand aspirations for my early posts, portfolio-esque even, but that isn’t the most realistic or efficient use of this tool. So much of my work and my general outlook is grounded in academia, so it stands to reason that I might be better served if I try to use this platform as an ever-evolving thesis. A graduate school alternative, if you will.

So without further ado: game on.