Monday, February 21, 2011
Since I graduated in May 2010 I have had one question on my mind "What Should I Do With My Life?". This was a strange point in my life I had just finished 18 years of education, start to finish, summers off for the first 13 years, I am now a well educated college graduate with a BFA in Photography under my belt. I have made it. I was done. it is time to relax.
in 2005 I up rooted and moved to Salt lake City, Utah. Five years later, I felt the need to go somewhere else, I needed a bigger pot to live in, and I moved to Lawrence, Kansas. You might not say it is a bigger pot but it will give me a good place to root myself for a while get a bit of sun and grow more. I was a Bee in the Beehive State and now I am a Bee in the Sunflower State, we were made for each other. There are a lot of similarities to my home town Tooele, UT and Lawrence, KS but it is the differences that make this town more enjoyable.
Now that i have moved the question comes up again. "What Should I Do With My Life?" this question comes with a drop down menu that includes other questions. Should i continue being educated by the University systems? Should i just stop going to school and just explore the Midwest? Canada? Europe? The depths of consciousness? Should I keep working shitty jobs? Should I go into my field? Should I change my field? should i go work in a field?
The two i seem to click on the most: Go into your field and advance in it, Stop going to school and explore.
these two options are intertwined choosing one will fulfill both in the end but one furthers education faster and the other furthers life experience. Which of these would i rather influence my art work?
For now I am going to sit on the fence of this issue, choosing both, doing both. because i cant just choose, but i cant just do nothing.
Google you have solved so many of my problems, my prayers, my wishes. This query can not be answered by your algorithms. it can only be answered by time.