How do I balance it all? That is a question that I get asked a lot. My only answer is that I never balance, I blend. I merge. I shuffle life and work together like a deck of cards. It is how I never get tired of taking photos or really run out of ideas because photography is not just my work, but a daily part of my life.
That means that it never ends though. I am always behind and never caught up because every moment is the middle. I don’t get a break from life, but the moment I stopped trying to balance it all and just live it, I relaxed. It hit me today while I was trying to get it all done. That part about it never being done and that it is more than ok, it is lucky. I love what I do and I get time to do it. Raise my kids, photograph life and just be. So I take my camera and I just do what I do and try to keep up. Having my camera with me all the time means being able to store moments as they happen to draw on later when I really need them…like this view of the sea.
And today, I needed this view of the sea.
My D3 is at The Camera Clinic getting cleaned up as I have a ton of shooting to do starting on the weekend. I still took photos though. I could not stop myself, I just used my phone. And now that Instagram is available for Android, I can enjoy my phone-tography fully too.
I do wish that I could go to an office and then shut the door at the end of the work day. I crave that separation sometimes, but it is not my life and instead of wishing to change it, I get things done when I can. I am working on my ability to go with the flow, so until further notice I fold laundry while I plan Beyond Snapshots workshops, edit photo shoots, blog and smile.
The first event is actually this weekend in Melbourne so if you are around, please come in and say hello!