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This is where the Title goes.

I have often been criticized for being over-ambition in my thoughts. People will often say that something is not likely to happen or too big of an idea.

I suppose this isn’t a terrible thing, but it’s not exactly desirable. I have been criticized by those who know me best, including family. They say things like, Oh you spread yourself too thin, or you never focus or finish one thing, you always have too many things going on at once. 
I have heard this for years. Is it truly a bad thing to have so many ideas going at once? Is it better to just meddle on one possibility? What if that possibility then doesn’t pan out? You would be back at square one. And on the converse, if you never complete one of those ideas, are all of your ideas for nothing?
I have thought on this many times, and to be totally honest, I don’t know which is better. I feel as though constantly having new ideas streaming in and out works best for me because it keeps me cognitive of the constant change. Fixating on one idea is damn near impossible for me. I’ve tried and I usually end up with a million off-shoots of that same idea. 
I am also thoroughly interested in evolving ideas and having more work than I can handle. 
‘An idle mind is the Devil’s Playground’
 
So which is better- Having a million ideas and trying to shoot towards them all, trial testing each, OR to focus all efforts on one idea in an effort to force that idea to succeed?

 

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Therapy.

Alluring title right?

The last few days have sucked. I won’t get into it, but it has. I escaped to a family cabin further north from my home camp of Boise. This served a few purposes; time to think, time to improve and refocus where my priorities are, and lots of other stuff on my mind.

A fringe benefit of this was a exuberant amount of time to work. Working has, and mostly likely will always be, a way for me to shut my mind off of other things. Possibly why I’m often working, even when there appears to be nothing happening.

Editing photos is always a daunting task, and it admittedly is my least favorite part of the photographic process.

But it does have a healing and therapeutic benefit. Its relaxing seeing something you created come to life. Its amazing to be able to take yourself back to that very moment frozen in time. Not only that moment, but that emotion. Photographing weddings is a brutally tall order. But seeing people truly happy is an unrivaled experience. Now, I’m not some dark emo kid, I have been fortunate and happy for a beautiful portion of my life. But peering into somebody else’s life for that one day and see a no-limits emotion such as love unfolding before you and capturing it with each shutter click… It’s like catharsis for me. A restoring in the sanctity of love and marriage. Its an awesome thing. It makes me look forward to everything in life.

Editing the aforementioned images is crazy. You don’t always get the whole effect until you take a few minutes to really read the people’s faces. Its a beautiful thing. And reliving some amazing moments through images is a pretty awesome thing.