How Did I Get Here And Where Am I Going?

Those are two questions I ask myself every day. How did I get here? Where am I going? The answer to both of those questions is not abundantly clear. And I am okay with that. That’s how I roll.  I don’t have a bucket list or a 5-year plan, which means I will probably never work for a corporation. And I’m okay with that too. I like to look at life through a wide angle lens, to leave room for the unexpected… Man plans and God laughs. And then He rips your five-year plan into tiny pieces and throws them in the air like confetti. ~ Tina Anderson I like to live organically, according to the whims of the universe, ready to zig or zag when (not if) life throws a curve ball.  Five year plans don’t leave much room for zigging. But. My aversion to plans and spreadsheets is also probably why my photography journey has been one with with a lot of long lay overs. Unlike many photographers, no one in my family had a camera or gave me one growing up. In fact the handful of family snapshots that I have are terrible – out of focus or heads missing.  But God made me to be a visual artist. I am constantly composing in my mind, either stories or photos, and I can’t turn that off. I have always been taken with the human form, fearfully and wonderfully made, and so I studied visual art with a focus on figurative painting in college and graduated summa cum laude.  I bring that up only because no one EVER asks and it was a lot of darn work. [Tip: Not an ideal degree if you want to actually earn a living.]  Landscapes are lovely , but for me, there is nothing more fascinating than the human face or figure — 4.6 billion people on the…