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03.12.09         365  

Day 70


Im exhausted. Spent the whole day shooting the 580EXii Speedlite video. I think I am about 80% done shooting, Im not sure if I will be able to make it less than 2 hours long...which is my goal. Its going to be a great DVD, Ive learned so much about these things, and anyone who gets the DVD is going to have a HUGE head start. Its a GREAT flash system, you just have to know how to tame it.

Im so thankful for the life I have right now. Just a few years ago I was absolutely miserable in a job that I hated (genetics research). Today I woke up at 730am because I wanted to, worked all day, had dinner with my parents and cant wait to do it all again tomorrow. I LOVE LOVE LOVE what I do. I dont even consider it work, its like I am just a kid playing around making videos. On one hand, I feel really lucky and thankful, on the other, I know I took some big chances and worked hard and it is so good to be happy with what I am doing. Granted, I dont make a lot of money, and have to deal with things like piracy, but I really ENJOY photography and making training videos and am completely happy doing it. Maybe it will change in the future, but I feel like right now I am doing what I was put on this planet to do and not only that, I am having a great time doing it. This was the hardest thing for me to mentally get over....I could have a job that was creative and fun and its much more rewarding than some job with a Biotech Company...at least for me.

I guess what I am saying is, life shouldnt be painful. I think everyone deserves a chance to have a job they love and feel rewarded doing. If you hate your job or what you do for a living, its life's way of saying "you need to rethink this".

You cannot THRIVE at something, unless you truly love what you are doing.
Nothing too fancy today. I know you guys are dying to see pics of Maui, (its coming!) I just needed to get the core work done first...FILMING! :)

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