today i slept in

Rice Bowl with Sprouts

Today I had planned to get up at 5am and head to the beach to photograph in the glorious pre-dawn light. But I didn’t. I slept in. Why? I’ve dreamt up a whole host of reasons.

  • I’ve gotten out of the routine over the winter
  • My naturopath says I need to get more sleep
  • My camera batteries weren’t as charged as I like them to be
  • I’m afraid of the dark
  • I’d done almost no pre-production

Looks good to me! What?! No! This is not acceptable.

I had no plan and I was afraid I wouldn’t be creative enough to get the shot. Talk about pressure!

I was scared of failing. I haven’t photographed a seascape since last November because the lakes here were all frozen. So I haven’t been regularly working on my creativity in that genre in months. Don’t get me wrong, I love creating those images but I’m out of practice. I didn’t want to let myself down.

I need to just get out there and do it.

One thought on “today i slept in

  1. sylvia says:

    Forcing yourself out the door is often the hardest part, but I know if you get out there – even on the gloomiest of days – you’ll find some magic.

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