In the weeks between my travels and the upcoming return to school, I’ve been spending a bunch of time playing with my camera, and photography in general. It’s been a lot of fun, and felt open in a way that I hadn’t experienced in a while.
Back when I was working for a living, before the Adventures in MFA-land, I’d sort of had two hobbies: writing, and photography. The writing has been my first love, so I always felt a little guilty when doing photography, because I was stealing from what little time I already had for my writing. Now that I’m in school again, and writing is more or less my job, I can treat photography as my creative outlet when the work of writing is done (or at least set aside for a while).
I feel really fortunate to be able to explore creativity in two different media during this period, and to feel like they complement one another rather than competing against one another.