I’ve been thinking of traveling a lot more this year. Ever since I moved back to the west coast I find myself not traveling as much as I used to. When I lived in Florida I would drive out west at least once a year or more. Permanently being on the west coast has really made me lose all motivation to travel like I used to do.
So the debate is on, should I pull up roots, move across the country and travel more? Or should I stay put and just live that California beach bum lifestyle? Of course, maybe there is a way to do both? Be bi-coastal. I have family in the mid-west, this would give me a lot of opportunity to focus on more artistic works, and with the internet I am pretty sure I can find willing subjects anywhere in the country! Then for my commercial work I can always fly back west and enjoy the beach every once in a while. It’s just something I’m kicking around.
The thought of going back to a small town, doing the work that I do and possibly stirring up some trouble does sound like a lot of fun to me. If you have ever seen the movie “Sirens” then you will understand my mindset. There is a certain romance to this type of work, and nothing brings out my eccentric behavior like a small town. This could be an interesting year with some interesting photographic opportunities. The Average Jim unleashed…. it has its possibilities. 😉