Have you seen The Muppets? It's a favorite in our home... (If you are on a mobile device, the video clip won't show up.... just google "Man or a Muppet"or look at the blog post on a desktop and the video clip should be there)
Lately I've been going through a lot of personal things. Something I don't talk about very often is that I went to school for social work. While I have worked in the field, I have not been able to attain my license due to our family relocating every few years with the military. Our last tour I was working part-time and eventually had to leave my job completely because of our family situation. My family always comes first and I needed to step away from my career and give my family 200%.
This was quite the blessing in disguise. I needed something to keep me busy and that is when I picked up my camera and started to get serious about photography. I was able to be with my family, give my youngest the special attention he needed, make all the additional appointments and yet still have a creative and fun outlet for myself.
Now it seems I am at a crossroad. The boys are older, the previous pressing issues aren't there anymore, and we will be in one place for three years (translation ~ long enough to get licensed).
My heart is torn. I want to do both. I want to continue to pursue photography and get established in the area.... but I still have the heart of a social worker. Is it possible to do both? Yes, of course... but the way I handle tasks is to give my all. I won't be able to divide my all three ways (photography, social work & family). Something will have to give... something will sacrifice...
So am I a man (ahem ~ woman) or a muppet... I'm still not sure... but time will tell
Capturing the Moment,