5.31.2012

Taking career advice from the graffiti on a bridge.


Do you ever find yourself pulled in too many directions at once? I've got so many balls in the air I feel like I'm juggling while I'm asleep.  Sometimes it's good to just go for a walk.  As I walked over the Pfluger Pedestrian bridge that unites south and north Austin I looked east to the old railroad bridge for the thousandth time.  This time it made sense to me.  Focus on one point and BREATHE.


As if to underline the advice I looked out over the expanse of Lady Bird Lake (which is also the Colorado River running through the middle of Austin) I saw literally hundreds and hundreds of people out paddle boarding or kayaking.  They weren't in a rush.  They weren't worried about market share or ROI they were just soaking up the sun, watching the other beautiful people around them and ....relaxing.

Sometimes you need a reminder that there might be more things under the sky than compulsively working or even compulsively photographing.  I need to put my work life on a diet.

10 comments:

sixblockseast said...
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sixblockseast said...

Amen to that! But how on earth do people manage to paint on that bridge??

David I said...

Love that bridge and enjoy your blog posts about life as much as the informative ones about which lens or what f-stop.

wjl (Wolfgang Lonien) said...

Sounds like good advive to me - and a wise man who even follows it.

wjl (Wolfgang Lonien) said...

Dang - advice of course (it's still early around here...)

Thorsten Wieszniewski said...

...one post a day keeps doctor away... but I do ask myself from whom: the author or the reader?

Claire said...

Just what I needed today, thanks.
In the process of being laid off by my company, so a million things twirling in my head at the same time right now. I'm very willing to focus on just one and breathe, the only question is, which one...
But I'm TOTALLY with you when you say we have to let go of things sometimes and just be able to oxygen our brains and souls, and just be alive and well.

lsumners said...

Every once in a while you just need to pull down your pants and slide down the ice (MASH).

yoda2 said...

yeah, talk about post. Bought a d800, my Cray is on backorder... Just joking about the d800. Life is what is happening when your not in post.

Thiruppathy Raja said...

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