Life Ambitions

I’ve got a couple of days off of work, and I’m sat here on my own after taking the kids to school… soon to pick them up, and I got thinking… Where do I want to be in 5 years, 10 years, 20 years.


Raise your ambition

I’ve been content on furthering my career as a wedding photographer and working on my personal projects. Today I have been going through one of my Magnum photo books ‘Home’ and it hit me… I’m going to aim high to become a magnum photographer! Go ahead and laugh your trousers off, but i think you need to set a high ambition to work towards. I love documenting life, so it made complete sense to set this as one of my targets and to be featured in one of their books in the future!

I’m perfectly aware that there are going to be many steps on the road for me to take, and I’m willing and able to do this. As great as the destination will be, the journey is where we learn.

The book mentioned above I have most likely mentioned before, but it resonates with me dearly as, I have been working on my ‘Home’ project for going on 8 years. No one will have an interest in my family/home life but I think a lot of people will be able to relate in one way or another. I might make a small limited run of zines and see how people react?


Set Your Bar High

What are your ambitions? Where do you want to be and what do you want to achieve? Think about this and aim higher!

Leave a comment or send me an email, I’d love to hear from you!

Cheers!



Why I deleted Instagram

Well it happened! I deleted Instagram!


Why did I delete Instagram?

The main reason that I deleted my Instagram account, was because I found it had become too much of a distraction.

I realised this when I checked my activity on the app, and I was shocked to see that I spent on average, 90 minutes per day! Let me tell you now that I sure as hell didn’t spend 90 minutes uploading images trying to market my business, so what was I doing?

I would say that 99% of those 90 minutes, was just scrolling through a lot of shit! And it sounds harsh to say but 99% of what is on there, is just that… Knowing the amount of time wasted, which equated to around 23 entire days a year! I knew I had to do something about it.

I thought to myself, that if I was to spend 90 minutes a day, focusing on my business, networking, marketing. Then that would be far more beneficial than looking at pictures that mean nothing what so ever to me.

So that is exactly what I did. I put a story up on Instagram for anyone who cares that is 24 hours I’ll be deleting my account for good… And out of my 1000 followers or so that I had, only 1 person reached out to find the reason why I was deleting it.

24 hours later and 5 days ago at the time of writing this post. It has gone!

 

 

How does it feel, now its gone?

I have not missed Instagram at all! It feels like a weight has been lifted, now that I don’t have to meet any expectations if there were any.
I have since decided to write x2 blog posts per week, better use of the free time. Spend more time actually doing something rather than scrolling through my phone. My blog is my space to get my opinions out there on a platform where it will remain and be visible to those who follow my blog. Not get lost in the millions on pictures that get uploaded to Insta every minute.

I feel free again… I feel unrestricted!


How do you feel about Instagram?

If you have similar feelings about Instagram or any other social media platform, I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments, or send me an email!

Cheers!