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Distractions can come from all corners. They can easily absorb all of my focus and lead me down the wrong path, leaving me lost and bewildered. The trick is to distinguish the bad distractions from the good ones. Yes, I believe there are good distractions and like the bad ones they can also leave me lost and bewildered. However, this is when I remind myself that it’s fine to be confused and unsure every now and then, because being in this state of mind can often lead to unexpected idea’s. Unexpected ideas will eventually lead to new and untraveled paths, which in turn will lead to better development of the self.

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Development takes time. I’ve always known it, but I’m not sure if I really understood the premise behind it. In this specific case, I’m referring to the development of self in the creation of art. It really is a slow process that is never truly complete. At least it shouldn’t be. My interests are ever evolving, jumping to new techniques and back stepping to older ones with new eyes and continuing to move forward from there.

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I have to admit, I’ve had a interesting ride so far. I appreciate the place where I’m at in my career because its a place where I never expected to be. When I was in college, my one and only plan was to become a freelance illustrator, but somehow I found myself in the second career of a photo editor. Two very different paths, that I’m trying to mend together into one complete career. This is always a challenge, but it’s one that needs to be met because it’s mine. Of course, I didn’t always feel this way. When I was younger, my job as a photo editor was only a means to make money and I didn’t care for the practice at all. It was a “distraction” from what I really wanted to do, but slowly it turned into one of those good distractions. Amongst many things, it has taught me to collaborate with others and to not be so singular in my world. And for that, I’m thankful.

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