December 21th, 2012 - Justin
I just returned from an amazing journey through Bhutan and also spent a few days in India, but more on that to come. Right now I am trying to catch up on rest, getting my clock back to normal and cleaning up and responding to emails. While I was gone I received an email from someone asking if it is difficult to be a professional photographer based out of Oregon or would it make more sense to be located in NY or LA. Interesting question that most professional photographers have probably asked themselves. What I told him is this:
"What you should ask yourself is what is most important? Is it where and how you want to live your life or is it about professional success or money? In the end, I believe it’s all about how you want to live your life. Where and what do you want to be doing in 10 years? What does your heart want? Put yourself in position to do what your instincts tell you is the right trail for you and the rest will work itself out."
While life is the longest thing we will ever do, it is short and shit happens. I'll leave this with one of my favorite Steve Jobs quotes.
"If you live each day thinking that it's going to be the last day of your life, certainly some day you will be right. I wake up each morning and look at myself in the mirror and ask myself, if today were the last day of my life, would I be happy with what I was about to do? And if the answer is 'no' too many days in a row, then I know I need to change something." ~ Steve Jobs