04 Jan 2018: From Transition to Realization
Source: Ian Macdonald Photography
The end of 2016, and all of 2017, were pivotal times for me. 2017 was the year that I stopped living a dual life and went all in on being a full time creative. In this, my first post of 2018, I’d like to talk about that process. I’d like to talk about goal setting and about what I will be creating and offering in 2018. This will be a long post but stick with it… I am so excited and think it will be worth the read.
Change is rarely easy, but it often brings new opportunities that we wouldn’t otherwise have. In my case I can say that the shift to being a full time creative was not made entirely by choice. For as long as I can remember, I have loved being a paramedic and serving my community as much as I have loved being a working creative. Paramedicine taught me about people, which made me a better artist. Art taught me about peace and mindfulness, which made me a better paramedic. Strangely enough there was an overlap and a synergy between these two careers.
Life is funny though, throwing you curve balls you don’t expect. As much as I loved my career as a paramedic, and valued the work that I did, that same career brought me PTSD. The process of healing from my PTSD made me realize how intense the pure joy is that I experience when working as a photographer and a writer. Even
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