Stop Thinking, Just Do Work

Sometimes I have to remind myself this. Stop analyzing everything, stop thinking so much. Just do work.

Things are picking up momentum as I begin allowing myself to get sucked from the wading pool to the deep end. I didn't want to get caught up and overwhelmed too fast this time. The result is something much more natural. Work is happening much more organically now. I'm grateful.

A lot is going on. I've got Gonzofest coming up around the beginning of April, MTAC toward the middle, a lecture series I need to start, a film project, some shows around town I'm playing camera operator for, my calendar is already filling up with commercial stills work, a potential exhibition, potential monograph publication, and a book I'm suddenly enthralled with writing. But I still feel able to relax, and that is the difference in this revolution around the sun.

I'm doing the same thing a bit in my personal life, as well. I'm tired of conforming and doing what other people think I have to do in order to survive. I can survive just fine doing what I want. I've been dying since the day I was conceived, I'm not going to be satisfied just sitting around waiting for life to happen.

Sleep late, have fun, get wild, drink whiskey, and drive fast on empty streets with nothing in mind except falling in love and not getting arrested.
— Hunter S. Thompson
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