How I See It
Now that I have been given a beautiful home in my favorite neighborhood, it’s time for laser-like focus. Why? I no longer worry about where I’m going to be for a year or two. I’m no longer thinking short-term. I have enough peace of mind to only think long-term. I’m stable enough to strive for long-term goals and that has made all the difference. Now even though I am in a safe, beautiful place I am not in any way set on being “comfortable” where I am. The only time I feel comfortable is when I’m doing that which makes me happy. Which brings me to what I really want to share with you.
In addition to being a photographer and traveller and blogger, I am also a passionate about foreign language education in the United States. I have the opportunity everyday to teach French to young teens here in the U.S. I teach in a diverse, loving and thank God, small school, but something is amiss. Ever been in a situation that no matter how hard you try to do what’s right, it still doesn’t work? You see that the old ways no longer work, something more has to be done in order for things not only to work but to thrive? I get so annoyed about HOW we teach our children foreign languages that I have to do something about it. This feeling won’t go away.
I will continue to photograph, travel the world and promote design but why not take some kids along for the ride? The world is getting smaller and smaller and our kids will not have a fighting chance of improving the world with their work and ideas and passions if they are not exposed to it. I had the honor of having young adults from Kuwait, Iraq, Mali, Camaroon, Saudi Arabia, South Korea. Imagine that! I felt alive at work for the first time in a long time. Imagine that! LOL!
I’ll stop here for the moment and write more next week. There will be more topics, more of my photography but more meaning to it all. It’s been a long time coming.
I would love to know what all of you do for a living. Do you love what you do? How did you come into your present field of work? What inspires you?