I mentioned a while ago that I was thinking about having a change in direction with my life. I had/have gotten so tired of being utterly shat upon in the music industry, which has been going on for some time. The ensembles I play with at the minute I really enjoy, mainly because there's no pressure, and they play for fun. There's little politics. I don't do well with politics. It's dull. So I like where I'm at.
Of course I won't give up the cello entirely, as I'm sure there are a few people who would like me to. But it's been a part of me for 24 years, so I'm not gonna say goodbye in a hurry. (Nyer nyer!) But it has to be said, even teaching is considerably dull to me now.
So I've had some other options. And as I'm sure you can already tell from the pointless babbling crap that was the previous two paragraphs, I'm still apprehensive/nervous/shitting myself astronomically about this "new path" I'm thinking about taking.
Ok...how about I start this way.
I'm thinking about doing more of this stuff.
And no, I don't mean having children and growing flowers, I mean photography. It's something a lot of people do, and also something that everyone seems to be. "These days, anyone with a camera is a photographer". I don't want to be anyone. I want to be someone.
It's nice when people say that my pictures are very nice, and the rest, but I want to know what my full potential is. I want to see how far I can go.
I've been inspired by several people, and though I don't think I could ever do the stuff they do, I'd like to think maybe possibly somehow I could possibly maybe perhaps have a little go. Possibly.
Any suggestions/tips/advice/reality checks welcome.