I'm an organizer. I constantly categorize things and try (and fail) to understand it all. I've spent the past few years defining what aspects of photography I love and what parts don't fill me. There was a good bit of time where I wouldn't pick up my camera because I was sure the only way I could make money was by shooting weddings or using a fancy dslr to shoot thousands of monotonous product pictures. Not to say photographers who do those things are in any way lame - we're just different.
But as I've done shoots for all different kinds of people / companies, met other artists, spent hours spilling my jumbled thoughts with Eric, and read some awesome books, I've realized that having a clearly defined "job" isn't all it's made up to be. Being a photographer / writer / whatever it is you love doesn't have to be a full time job, although it's nice to have your art supported monetarily - photography (like a lot of art) is actually one of those things that can feed really well into all sorts of fields. As a social media consultant I constantly refer to my knowledge of photography and my creative process, it just fits together. I could go on for miles talking about how blown my mind is almost everyday when I see glimpses of how all of my interests fit together in crazy ways I never imagined.
And then I have days like I had last week. The perfect shoot sent from heaven. Shop Hallelu owner Catherine (interview coming soon, be excited) asked me to shoot a lookbook for her with her two first models. Those models happen to be good friends of mine so we just played and created really awesome shots! It's days like this that remind me I'm on the right path - no matter how confusing it all seems.