It would be much appreciated if the rain would ease up soon. Or at least it would be nice to have more light. The main reason I want to go away and travel in order to take photographs, is because there is generally more sunlight and photographs are impossible without light. I find myself fighting against the greyness and waiting for that brief glimpse of light, usually when the sun is setting and low enough below the carpet of cloud covering us, to actually be seen. That is a very small window of opportunity and it gets frustrating.
Last week I finally booked some tickets for San Francisco leaving at the end of June. I cannot wait, although I’m prepared for the cold, damp fog of July and will hardly experience warm summer sunshine! My main aim is to just go and photograph and explore. I’m also looking forward to all the vintage shops and I’ve heard great things about the ice cream! I’ll probably be there for 3 weeks and then fly to NY to fall in love with the city once again.
Someone asked me what marks success and I thought about it for a minute, before answering “contentment”. This really showed me how far I’ve come, as my previous ideas were based on ambitions of a material nature, such as owning a home, having a good job, and achievement in general. Now I feel like just being content with myself and where my life is going is the greatest marker of success.