Whether I'm preparing to pursue something creative, introducing myself to a new group of people, or shooting at a new location for the first time, Paul Cezanne's quote rings true in my ear --- every time:
"It's so fine and yet so terrible to stand in front of a blank canvas."
The thought of the unknown can be scary. To be sent straight out of your routine and challenged to find the "new normal". A blank canvas sure is terrible, riddled with creative block and fear of vulnerability. But a blank canvas is also a clean slate, brimming with opportunity to start fresh and create a better set of standards.
So earlier this year when Phil asked for my thoughts on moving closer to home and even closer to Manhattan for a huge growth opportunity my immediate reaction was a booming, "YES!" The big apple is hands down my favorite city on earth, and to be a quick drive away from my family would make our bridge to each other's door much easier.
All I would need to do is rebuild, which also means reshaping my path. Like any form of change, some moments can feel lonely but then I find myself: