As I’m trying to find my way – what I want to be doing in life, I have often talked about the roller coaster. One day I’m feeling high, like anything can happen and I’m following my destiny, and then before you know it, I’m feeling aimless and wondering where all this is going to lead. This week is one of those aimless-feeling weeks… but the down times are coming less frequently lately, and I tend to bounce back rather quickly. I think that is because even though I am still dabbling in a few different areas with a few different projects (aka – not exactly focused), I’m still feeling pretty productive and I know I’m learning and doing things that are making me a more interesting and happy person. Therefore, I think I’m headed in the right direction.
Another fact that cannot be disputed, is ever since I started this process, I have been expanding my network of really awesome, interesting and talented people! I have met musicians, photographers, filmmakers, animators, writers, foodies, world-travelers, cheese makers! Just today, I received a package of three cheeses from a farm in Massachusetts. A guy who works with my friend Faye in MA, has been reading my blog – and guess what? His family owns a farm and they make cheese! Amazing! (Thanks Bennett!) I’m definitely planning a visit to the farm in the spring. (PS…Stay tuned for a cheese dish tomorrow.)
On Monday I’m having lunch with a fellow cheese-lover/writer/photographer who lives in NYC. A friend of a friend who lives in Denver (you rule Eric) knows this woman and thinks we should be friends. So she reached out to me and now we’re meeting. Stuff like that is starting to happen a LOT. And I love that! I’m always inspired by making new connections and learning about other people, who they are, what they do and what they are passionate about. That’s been my favorite part of this ride so far.
Anyway, without further ado – my photo from yesterday:
Photo 291 out of 365 – “Odd Miniature Doll”
I took this at Beck’s apartment yesterday. She has all these funny miniature dolls and toys and wanted to test out my 100mm macro lens for future stop motion animation projects. The doll is armless and mildly creepy – but I like his rosy cheeks and I can’t help but wonder what he’s looking at/thinking about. Weird little guy.