Thursday, December 30, 2010

37. the future

2010 is coming to a close, this year has been incredible. I am so grateful for all the opportunities that made me grow into a better person and also to help me realize this is my calling, this is what I am meant to do in life.

This December has been a month of rest and solitude. I have taken time to reflect and simply enjoy the routines of life. It's been great, but I can't wait to get back into the gist of things and I am going to be so run down and tired, but at least I know I would have a smile on my face at the end of the exhausting week.

I've so far written my 'resolutions', I call it a to do list because resolutions are things I usually forget to keep but a to-do list seems more urgent, thus so far, this is my list. It's simple, efficient and achievable. 2011 is such an exciting time for me, i look forward to it greatly.

2011 to do list (pending)
  • Submit to the annual National Geographic Photography Contest
  • submit to World Nomads Photography Travel Scholarship.
  • submit to Doug Moran Contemporary Photographic Contest
  • submit to CCP Kodak Salon
  • Volunteer/get a job at CCP to set up galleries/admin work
  • Dabble in Film Photography, hopefully to buy a medium format camera (Mamiya 645 AF is what I am aiming for)
  • Establish a relationship with a printing lab
  • Travel to least 3 countries, and least 3 different states of Australia
  • Get my website up & running and create business cards (anyone know of a graphic designer?)
  • Be published in a newspaper
  • Seriously do a 365 days photo a day and finish it. (I am such a slacker)
  • Get up at least 3 times a week before sunrise.
  • Keep going to Carrical & start going to Canterbury Housing.
  • Work as a Photographer with the Community Newspaper.
  • Join a Photography Community online to gain feedback from peers all around the world.

long term goals
  • to do an internship at Associated Press, NYC, which I hope would gain me a permanent position at AP Press.
  • be content & happy with where I'm headed and who I am.

1 comment:

  1. Happy new year! You've got a lot of goals... it's inspiring really. I think I really need to build up on motivating myself too.

    Good luck with all your goals! Hmm, also, if you want, I could help you with your website. If you want. =) Seeing how motivated you are, and how I am very much less ambitious than you are, maybe I can help! Let me know if you're interested k.

    In another note, I'll be in melb in less than 2 months. I'll see you then ok! Hugs!