I am still photographing the horse farm and the programs that they have there. Here is a photo from this morning:
Although I did not graduate with a full-time job with benefits lined up, I did graduate with a vision for a life working doing something I love. I was originally a nursing major in college and quite set on that career choice for a long time (ever since volunteering in a hospital for four years before college). But once I got to college, I realized that my heart was not actually in that career path. It just did not fit me at all! I love the outdoors, I am a kinesthetic learner, and I hate spending lots of time in artificial environments. Nursing? No way! My heart is in art and using it as a tool in community outreach and development. I love to be out and about, meeting with people, hearing their stories, and seeing the world in detail. There have been times when I wonder, why aren’t more people supporting me? Some days it feels like I am floundering and other days, when something goes right, it feels like I am on top of the world. So goes a path that requires a lot of faith in yourself and God. 🙂 I just have to remember that God has put this in my heart, to love people and photography, and that even if the path is tough, it is worth all the time and effort. I know I can become the professional I want to be. I know have the talent and determination.
“Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)