Well, almost 20 years of living in this world has taught me about dealing with setbacks, and how sometimes they might not be a bad thing. This “setback” if you will, actually has turned out to be an amazing thing.
As some of you know, I’m in the process of getting ready to move to Vancouver. Huge jump for me. New city, first time living on my own, and trying to actual pursue a career with this skate photo thing. I had projected a May 1st move date, but unfortunately our housing plan fell through and we weren’t going to be able to move in until June first.
I saw this as a setback initially. Around the end of April I was beyond frustrated with some people here and just ready to go move and start new and start working towards my career. But I will say, I’m now glad I’ve had these extra weeks. I’ve learned a lot about who I can invest my time and trust in. And the support I’ve received from a lot of friends has been overwhelming. I’m blessed.
For me, putting forth an effort without the support of homies and peers wouldn’t be possible. I’d be a liar if I sat here and told you I didn’t have days where I’ve been completely discouraged and scared of failing. And petrified that I’ve made a poor 20 thousand dollar investment in camera gear. I still to this date have days where I question what I’m doing and if I’m just chasing a pipe dream.
For anyone who has ever helped me out, purchased a print, trusted me enough to shoot your photo, encouraged me, expressed kind words or a gesture, thank you. Thank you for believing in what I do. I couldn’t and wouldn’t be able to do it without you guys. Much love.Alex