So it’s a new year. An arbitrary point in time when we celebrate new beginnings.
I’ve been thinking about starting a new 365 project. I found the last one, immediately following the end of a relationship, cathartic. It also led to what I feel were great strides in my art, both creatively and in terms of technical mastery. It had a theme of self-discovery, and it was personally insightful on that score.
I haven’t decided on a theme or title for the 2017 project, or if it will even have either. Quite frankly, I’m not even sure I’ll do it, but I’m creating a space for it in case I decide to. I guess that’s a possible new beginning.
Last time around I made a resolution that I’d avoid any serious relationships and avoid falling in love. I’m tempted to try that again, just take a year off, but I guess we all know how that worked out. I’m not going to bother.
My lease is up here on January 31st, and with Jez gone and my son moving to Jacksonville, I’ve got to find a place to live. I can’t afford this place on my own. Yet another new place to live would be another new beginning, I suppose, one to which I’m not looking forward. I really hate moving, and since Jez and I (and my son) got this place together, I have an emotional attachment to this place. It’s home. It’s *our* home, the home we made together. I was happy here, and I don’t want to go.
But I’m also beginning to bat around a different idea. I’ve been talking for some time about the possibility of taking my work on the road more, visiting other places and shooting my friends who live far away. I’d really love to do that, and I’m wondering if it’s financially possible for me to move all my stuff out of here into a storage shed and pack some clothes and my camping and camera gear and just go. Couch-surf, camp, see the western half of the country. It’s the perfect opportunity, timing-wise, I suppose.
I’ll have to think about it some more and get back to you.
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