Lately, I’ve spent a lot of time digging deeper to have a better understanding of my work and figuring out my next steps. I’ve been thinking about what my work means, where I see my photography going and what’s most important to me. I’ve come to realize that what inspires me is changing. I now know that it’s okay. It’s all part of my growth process. But, a couple of weeks ago, I was really confused about this. So, I decided to reflect on why.
Here’s what helped:
- No longer taking inspiration at face value and understanding the “why” behind the things that inspire me
- Having a better understanding of the gap between where my work is and where I’d like it to go
- A brutally honest reflection about my photos including what I like, dislike and my areas of improvement
- Realizing that creative “slumps” and feeling uninspired are normal
- Making a plan to put my ideas and goals into motion
- In-depth conversations with family and friends about the topics listed above
I can reflect all day, but if I actually don’t put things into action, it doesn’t matter. I know I’m not the only person that feels or has felt this way, but it’s nice to work through it and start to be on the other side. Here’s a quick note of vulnerability on this Wednesday. Here’s to enjoying the process. Happy Hump Day.