I thought I was set on what I wanted to go to school for. Yet, I’m here thinking about changing my major. Don’t get me wrong, I love baking & a bachelor’s degree in hospitality management would get me far. I still dream of having my own coffee shop with a bakery. I know I will have it one day. I think I have a lot of passion for baking but as I sit and think about it I really have more passion for photography. I’ve set it aside so many times knowing I won’t be making a lot of money if I pursued it. I’m not the best photographer out there, but I really enjoy it. To be honest I think I have more patience with taking photos than baking. It’s a lot more enjoyable for me. I’ve been so stressed these past few weeks & I whipped out my old camera & took photos and I forgot how much of a stress reliever it is for me. I put the camera away for a while because I was angry. I wanted a professional camera so bad but I knew it wasn’t in the budget. I was so sick and tired of my 5 year old camera because I saw other people taking such great photos with their DSLR’s. I wanted that too but I gave my camera another shot & when I saw the photos I took, I realized how much I missed out on something I love to do. They didn’t come out as clear as what semi-professional camera would take, but the photos where still great. I think if I were to pursue it, I’d love to take photos for magazines, I mean BIG TIME magazines. More like Nature, still lifes, food, & architecture. Wouldn’t that be an awesome job? I would get to travel all over the world and take these beautiful photos to share with everyone and get paid. It’s a long shot. Takes a lot of dedication and motivation to get there. I guess I was scared I wasn’t going to make it, I second guess myself. I know now, if I really want it…I’m going after it. I don’t want to settle when I can have so much more. baking will always be in me, I will always love to cook and whip something up but I feel like photography is calling me. I feel like this is what’s going to make me into something unimaginable.
You can never compare your work with someone else’s. Your best is your best, no one else’s. You’re your own competition. I think people often forget that.