I've been working a lot this week, from my friends' house in San Diego. As is no secret, I have a part time job that is my most steady source of income, and I work while traveling, over my phone and my computer. I've had this job for 5 and a half years. My cousin John put the idea into my head in 2010 to get a job where I can work from wherever I want, and that I could continue to travel and to work on my photography if I did that. He told me that having the freedom to go anywhere you want means the freedom to stay anywhere you want. Wise words! I've extended that also over the years to mean the freedom to do photography when I want, and to not do photography when I don't want to. As you may have noticed, I've posted very few new photos lately, and that's cool. I've been working. I've been eating home cooked meals. (Not my home, but my friends' home) I read a book. I saw a friend play live music. I've gone to bed early. I've watched tv and played video games. I've gone to the grocery store. I've lounged around. And ya know what? I've enjoyed it.
There have been many times when I've told people that I'd love to have photography be my only source of income. But if that restricted my freedom to lay on a hammock while hanging out with a puppy on a sunny Friday afternoon in Southern California, then what would be the point of being a full time photographer? I've been thinking about it a lot lately.
Summary: I like my life. And if I ever make photography my full time income my living how I want to, than that's a bonus.