One of my former coworkers told me, "I wasted 20 years at a job...young man, don't go get a job; get yourself a career!"
Although you can define your career, your career also defines you, so choose wisely.
I know there was something else I wanted to write that I thought of earlier, but like so many other things, I can't remember what it was...perhaps it'll come back to me later.
Update - I think I just remembered it:
"A fool and his money are quick to part", the proverb goes. Therefore, a rich fool is quick to part with lots of money. But where did the fool get his money to begin with?
I have many concepts and themes in mind that I want to develop in both photographs and words, but I don't want to show them until I'm confident that the results are at least somewhat satisfactory - at least most of the time, I am not going to produce a pathetic excuse for art just for the sake of delivering a message I want to convey; not only would I be embarrassed about my work, I don't think such a half-baked attempt would impart the same emotional impact (or at least make people think as deeply) as one done well. After all, like one of my Flickr friends (and one of my biggest photographic inspirations), Rob Woodcox said here, "One of my goals in photography is to make people think and inspire change." That's something I'd like to be able to do as well.
I find it fairly disappointing that although there was an amazing thunderstorm with lightning that was really clear for quite a bit of the time and forked across the sky, I wasn't able to get any good photos (it's actually still going on right now); I don't know how I'd be able to do it unless I had a camera with good high ISO capabilities (mine won't go above 1600) and a faster lens...I tried it on a tripod, but the lightning always seemed to be where the camera wasn't pointed at, and the shutter speed was too slow, and... *sigh*
The door again:
Some swordfighting photos with me with strange expressions:
My little brother isn't a photographer, which explains the blurry photos (which I tweaked somewhat)...
If you were under the impression that I am a tall, dark, handsome, cool guy, you are sadly mistaken. Sorry to disappoint you. ;)
That's enough boredom for one post; I'll let you go to regain your sanity.