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The Importance of Reflection and Being Honest With Myself

October 12th, 2016

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.

Much love,

Sherman