I was a wanderer long before there was a hashtag for it. Today, I wander around Lake Geneva.
I get away once a year for an annual birthday celebration with close family. This year we celebrated my 40th birthday in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.
The weekend was filled with relaxation and many laughs.
It felt so good to hang out with some of the most important people in my life. I missed them dearly.
Time to unwind helps keep my creative spirit alive.
It’s routine for me to go for a walk first thing in the morning. This is my time to reflect, pray and set my intentions for the day. A weekend in Lake Geneva didn’t stop me from my morning routine.
It's quiet moments that guide me and direct my attention where it's needed. I see things differently when I escape from the distractions of everyday life.
I’m journaling about this vacation differently than I normally would.
I want others to know that I still get nervous when I approach my photography in ways I know I should be. It's strange for many to understand, but feeling uncomfortable is part of the creative process. The truth is, I really wanted to ask the gentleman who owns Lake Geneva Spice Company if I could take his photograph and learn his story. But, I didn't muster up enough courage to do it. Disappointment washed over me as I walked away from his local shop because I let fear get the best of me. As a result, I returned to his shop the next day so I could try again. But, he wasn't there and I lost my opportunity to learn his story. Hopefully, I can return soon and finish the assignment.
I knew long ago that storytelling was something I approached differently. Never admitting out loud that I was a visual storyteller because it sounded so cliché. Finally, I'm calling myself a one. But, it’s the truth. And this time, the truth doesn’t hurt.
Not everyone has to like the work I create. And heaven knows, not everyone does. But, I'm not going to let that stop me.
JOIN THE CONVERSATION & CREATE CONNECTIONS
You'll be so glad you did.
I didn't know exactly what I loved to do until I was no longer able to do.
I love traveling, wandering and adventure with a film camera in hand. Sometimes it takes a pandemic to force a person to figure things out. That's the case for me at least. These Lake Geneva photographs are capture with my Leica M6 35mm Rangefinder camera.