Life is an Open Road

As I have mentioned before this Summer has been a major one in my life. Things are finally beginning to calm down. Now it is time to get back to those big life questions I have been putting off.  Some of them have been figured out. I know where I want to go and the type of life I want to live. The biggest questions come when I take those ideas, and try to apply them in a practical sense. One major decision is choosing a career.

Rolling Hill. Nebraska. Photo By Colleen Ann.

Rolling Hill.
Nebraska.
Photo By Colleen Ann.

Sun Play. Castle Valley Utah. Photo By Colleen Ann.

Sun Play.
Castle Valley Utah.
Photo By Colleen Ann.

I want to be a writer, and pursue photojournalism.  I love traveling and writing about my experiences.  Nothing is more gratifying than when I can paint an accurate picture for my audience. I fell in love with travel this Summer.  Some of the best moments of my Summer were rolling across the Prairie or moving through the Rocky Mountains. I spent a month on the beautiful coast of Maine, and some time driving out West. I saw so much and I want to see more. I want to write about my home in New England. I want to wander further, to the South and West. I want to see what makes this country great, and share it with my readers.

Wildflower Blooms. Dennysville Maine. Photo By Colleen Ann.

Wildflower Blooms.
Dennysville Maine.
Photo By Colleen Ann.

Loop Road Walk. Acadia National Park. Photo By Colleen Ann.

Loop Road Walk.
Acadia National Park.
Photo By Colleen Ann.

I have never been one to sit in an office. I cannot act as a cog in a machine. I want to contribute, and be a unique part of a business. I want to go somewhere where quality is valued over quantity. Somewhere   where my morals are not compromised to succeed. It is so much work, yet I enjoy it. I look forward to the long hours, and the tough days. Writing is my heart and my soul. The problem is finding a market.

New Views. Arches National Park. Photo By Colleen Ann.

New Views.
Arches National Park.
Photo By Colleen Ann.

At Mooring. Cobscook Bay. Photo By Colleen Ann.

At Mooring.
Cobscook Bay.
Photo By Colleen Ann.

I love that in writing I am always learning. I am making progress, yet not fast enough. Unfortunately I think my funds are going to run out before I make that jump. So what do I do? My challenge now is finding a job where I can continue to work at my dream. It stinks when your passion doesn’t pay the bills. I know someday I will get there, I just need more time.

The question is… what to do until then?

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