It's been a very long while since I took the time to focus on the more creative aspects of my world and in recent months I've come to the realisation that life (in general) for me has been somewhat...unbalanced.
As a result, I've recently made some life changes which has enabled me to spend more time on the things I enjoy doing. It is not without sacrifice though but one that I am more than willing to make. I've basically taken a reduction in pay at my stable desk job, in order to have a day off during the week.
The time that I have now "reclaimed" as my own has already enabled me to redevelop my website and also look into opportunities for the display (and potential sale) of my images. I've also had more time to work on the backlog of photos that I've always thought "they would look great if I had a bit of time to work on them." Well now I have the time to do it and I'm glad that I do. It also means more regular blog updates about the progress of my work too.
I'm actually optimistic about the future even though it's so uncertain because already in the short time this change has taken effect...it has impacted on my life an enormous amount in a very positive way.