Man… this weather is BRUTAL!! Though it’s definitely a lively scene over here in alphabet city… lots of people sitting on stoops with their shirts off – little kids playing around in makeshift fire hydrant sprinklers & shooting each other with super soakers. I actually encouraged a little girl to shoot me with her super soaker on my walk home from dinner last night. She looked at me like… “really? I’m allowed to shoot you?” I think it totally made her day.
I didn’t exactly start my job yesterday – though I did meet with my new boss to go over business practices and paperwork and all that stuff. I think this week I’ll mostly be preparing for the position – I’m compiling a list of Brooklyn restaurants by neighborhood – there are SO many!!! And I have to start researching them – finding out who the head chef & owners are and looking at their menus and price points to determine my best bets (the low-hanging fruit as they say in sales). If there are any cheese-friendly restaurants you know of in the Brooklyn borough – please send them my way!!
And lastly, I’ve been receiving a lot of awesome feedback lately about the photos & the blog… along with people asking me questions about my camera, lenses, photography classes, cheese job, etc. That makes me super happy. I have been plugging away on this blog & 365 photo project now for over 3 months. Sometimes it feels like work – but most of the time, it’s really enjoyable and comes pretty naturally to me. It started out really just being for me and about me – making a commitment, sticking to it, being productive, practicing my photography and sharing what’s going on in my life with my friends & family. I think I really needed this when I started because I was feeling less confident about where I was in my career and confused and overwhelmed about where I should be focusing my efforts. Now, however blogging & taking pictures has become a major part of my life and something that is increasingly giving me a huge sense of accomplishment. And that’s coming mostly from people who are following along – and who share with me that they are now inspired to get a new camera – or to change career paths – or to do a 365 project of some sort. That makes me feel like this is all very worthwhile. So thank you!