Day 118 of 365

Living in Between. 

Over the past 6 years one thing that has become a frequent for me has been living in the "In Between."   Whether it was before College, after college, before new jobs and even before moving to new places being in between can really fucking suck but it has always been what I chose to do in those in between times that has lead me to better freelance opportunities. Being in between allows for a lot of freedom don't squander it and waste it drinking with friends and playing video games.....I have been there.  The summer of 2016 was a huge in between moment for me but I spent it taking photos, reading, and I decided that I would no longer go to bars for the entire summer.  It saved me a bunch of money that I didn't have to spend.  I ended up driving around the country shooting for a few clothing companies and on that trip I applied to a job in Italy which I was able to go to that October and try out for.  I didn't get the job... but ultimately I was just stoked I got to go to Italy for 2 weeks all expenses paid.  I learned a lot from these experiences and now that I am in another in between stage I find there is only one thing to do to get out of it.  Shoot everyday, make a morning routine, Wake up early as freak, and exercise.  Taking the easy road and choosing to have fun has never lead me out of any low point in my life.  I don't know about you but I can't tell you how many times I have had a bad day so I tell my self I deserve Ice Cream then after eating the ice cream I feel like a pice of shit.  If instead I had chosen to just run for 20 minutes or done anything productive over sabotaging all of my progress I would have felt much better about myself.  Making those seemingly simple but difficult choses really build to your will power.  There is no secret to it, slacking off and taking the easy road when your in a low point will only keep you where you are.  If you are someone that is in a low, in between or shitty moment in your life, try doing the opposite of what you normally do in that situation and see how it takes you through your in between moments I'm sure you will be surprised how taking the difficult road always seems to make things better. 


On that note here are a few photos from a brief photowalk today.