I turned 61 a year ago November. In the months that proceeded my birthday every morning was the same. The inner critic was always reminding me that my life just didn't seem to measure up. It was a depressing period for me.
This year has been different. I've been making conscious and deliberate choices to do things differently. It's working.
I know that my solution always begins with the truth. I get real about how I feel. Once I've spoken it or put it on paper, it looks different. It looks more like a new beginning rather than an affirmation of something negative.
I'm in the process of re-inventing myself for the 3rd time in my life. Does that mean I'm poor? Yes, by some standards I am. I frequently find solace in the notion that "it's more about the journey than the destination. Some days this is easier to embrace than other days. I still have have a significant attachment to my "own opinion".
I don't generally appear in videos that I produce but I recently started a new series that I feel very strongly about. It communicates who I am a lot better than the typewritten word. If you'd like to watch it,
Reflecting on those I've spent significant time with, past history tends to favor uninhibited outdoorsy women with robust, warm, gregarious personalities. Passionate, inspired people move me. What I see in your eyes speaks volumes to me. Unsolicited honesty, patience, and warmth are traits that I admire and
reflect back. I enjoy people who are highly communicative but not overbearing, **emotionally accessible** but not whimpy whiners, **genuine**, introspective but not lost in thought, outgoing, spontaneous yet responsible; and, since I'm
always on the "go", I tend to gravitate towards those who can keep up with me.
I make a living as a photographer, graphic artist, video and motion graphic editor. I love what I do. This summer I'm working near Moss Landing on Monterrey Bay taking photographs of happy folks riding horses on the beach. This season
I'll also photograph half a dozen weddings.
I winter in the SF Bay Area where my focus is on web-based commercials. I find the work extremely satisfying and rewarding.
These are my other venues:
http://myweddingpix.com/ MyWeddingPix.Com "Photography, Video & Digital
"Web-Based Commercials, Motion Graphics & Web Design"
GoGoldCountry.Com "Gold Country Events & Info."
http://soberrun.com/ SoberRun.Com "A Place to