Well it seems to be going well so far. Although given that we're not yet a fortnight into the year I don't know how much pride I can attach to that! The main thing is that I survived a week back at school. As part of my simplify plan I am choosing not to rant and rave about that, but I will say that I am determined that 2008 will be the year that I get a business plan together to get me out of teaching. It really wasn't awful at all, but each day I am convinced that my days there are numbered and that there is something better waiting for me.
Today I got to photograph my friend A's tiny baby - only 4 days old! As I was driving to their house I was physically excited about the prospect, not just because she is my friend's baby, but because taking photographs feels like what I'm meant to do. I absolutely love everything about it, from the feel of the camera in my hands to the sound of the shutter as it captures the image, right through to the digital processing. Wouldn't it be great if you could feel that way about going to work all the time? I'm not so naive that I think each shoot would feel so amazing, but surely it is possible to love almost all of your job. I've decided I'm aiming for that anyway - it would make life a lot more fun and simpler by default! Success all round!
I think it would be rude of me to not post just one image from that shoot, so just to keep everyone happy, here it is.