I’m still not sure what this journal is trying to be. At times I am reflecting on what is going well as I chase my writing and photography dreams. I try to give advice or make observations but perhaps I need to make this more personal and share more as to what is going on in my life.

It has been a little while since I’ve made the switch on April 25th but I don’t think I found my groove yet. What is great however is that I continue to write every day. When I made the change I had hoped that I would take some of that time and devote it to writing fiction but instead life offered me an opportunity to expand my photography business and deep down in my heart I think that was the right way to go.

I think photography is going to provide me with the income I need to have more time everyday to do some creative writing. That’s the plan anyway. Not to mention the fact that I really love it. I love all of it. It is a hell of a lot of work thinking and preparing and shooting and dealing with clients, but at the end of the day it is so rewarding.

When I was younger I always wanted to be artistic. Who knew that I would wait until my mid forties to begin. I am certainly making up for lost time and will have the pedal to the metal for a long time trying to make great traction.

We are very lucky here in Canada. The Canadian government offers a lot of grants and incentives for people who create things because that is indeed the best way to be different than everyone else in the world. In a few years that is the conversation that I hope to have here. A discussion about putting together art books and putting on art gallery shows. I have a few ideas in my head already, but I need to take care of some fundamentals first.

I’m not really sure what to call this journal entry so I’ll just call it 805. Amazing that I’ve written 805 of these. Simply amazing.


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