This is going to be bit of a continuation on my last blog post on fulfillment. Right now I’m currently working at a day job, it’s not ideal but it is good enough. It may not be glamorous but it does provide me with a sense of community, people to talk to, and physical exercise. In the grand scheme of things I’m incredibly lucky. I don’t have very many bills to pay because I don’t have any kids or pets and I’m not in any kind of debt because my parents were nice enough and capable to pay for my photography education.
There are lots of people that would kill for any kind of job. There are lots of people that commited a crime when they were young and that negatively affected their employment abilities for the rest of their life. There are tonnes of people that have to live with addictions every single day. There are thousands if not millions of people that can’t live the way they want to in fear of political or social persecution. I try to count my blessings everyday to kept myself from becoming cynical. I have friends, I have a photography, I have writing. I know lots of people without creative outlets and that’s fine, but I’m truly grateful for the fact that I can walk down the street and see compositions. Mental photography is something that makes me happy and keeps me focused on seeing beauty in the world around me, instead of thinking about all the negative things going on in the world.
That’s all for today, always remember to count your blessings. Everyday that someone you love doesn’t get sick or die is a good day, because you never really know what you’ve got until it’s gone.