A litte more to know about me:
Photography isn’t my only obsession, nor was it my first. So what is the other obsession I have? It’s writing. I’ve been writing longer than I’ve had a camera in my hand. I remember being ten years old and writing about UFOs landing off the Branford, Connecticut Shoreline. When I wrote fiction, it always tended toward the unexplained, the fantastic. Science Fiction and Fantasy is where I feel most at ease. When I wrote fiction, I used these genres to tell stories with a human message, a message of hope, a message of redemption, a message that said there is another way to see the world, a more positive way to live.
It’s funny, because now that I’ve stopped writing fiction, my worldview has not shifted at all. I now write three blogs, each vastly different from the other.
Wisdom and Life is my personal blog. That blog deals with my spiritual evolution and it’s where I discuss my worldview. I still believe there is another way to see the world, a more positive way. Even when I wrote fiction, I was on that path.
Writing has always been an obsession I’ve had. There was a time when I completely stopped writing however. I found my way back and you can read more about that in my column at Wisdom and Life called The Itch.
I was published sporadically in the SF/F small press in the early to mid 1990s. I now have an eBook called: Random Acts: Stories of Redemption. These are a collection of short stories I wrote when I wrote fiction.
I’ve always been involved in the arts in some way whether through writing or photography. The arts have been my security blanket, my safety zone. It’s been how I cope.
What do you do to cope?
In the meantime:
Focus on what’s ahead of you.