ESSENTIAL TO MY EXISTENCE

“If a day goes by without my doing something related to photography, it's as though I've neglected something essential to my existence, as though I had forgotten to wake up.”
― Richard Avedon

I am not sure if there is anything said that is more in tune with who I am, I know exactly what he is saying, and by my studies he truly means that to the depth of his soul. I connect with it so much, I know what its like to feel that way if nothing is being done related to photography at some point within the day I feel unsatisfied and truly feel like the day was wasted. “it’s as though I’ve neglected something essential to my existence” is as I’ve learned over the years a rare thing to have, its not obsessive, but just who I am. The other line “as though I had forgotten to wake up” which I can relate to where I just end up day dreaming about it, and I know I disconnect from a lot of what I’m doing to think about the art life, when I can get back to it, what I plan to do and work on when I get the chance.

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This new way of working, going back to the roots of blogging and having posts at 6:00am has given me a lot of positive feelings day in and day out. I go to bed knowing I have content being released automatically on my website at 6:00am which has actually got me to sleep easier because I would before continue to think about what I would plan to post and when and just keep myself up thinking about it. This takes care of that problem, pre-planned. Then the next bonus out of this is that when I wake up I had that content posted already so I wake up feeling refreshed, I have already distributed content, and depending on the blog post and what I plan to do with it I can either decide to post on social platforms when I wake up or whenever I get the chance to do so. As of now I pretty much randomly post on social whenever I get some time, sometimes I did them all at one time across Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook with other times spacing out when and where I distribute them.