Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Taking Heed

Untitled by nicole cross"Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through." -Ira Glass

Just ran into a quote that I bookmarked a few months ago after I saw it posted on mint. I'm really glad I make a habit of savings quotes because, yet again, this quote has taken the edge off. I generally don't re-post things that I have seen on other blogs, but this concept really hit a chord with me today and I wanted to share. I was just thinking I wish I had something ready to post and when I saw this I thought why not pass along an inspiring quote with a photo--okay, an older photo that I happen to have access to via flickr. Oh, well.

I have some photos to work on to share and very little time to edit them as I have a crazy busy week ending with my first big photography job on Sunday! I feel like this week is going to fly right by.