Monday, 7 November 2011

Moving Forward, Taking The Good With The Bad, The Beauty With The Ugly

'Your vision of where or who you want to be is the greatest asset you have. Without having a goal it's difficult to score.'

So today I had one of the most impacted phone conversations with my friend Sarah. To start off I would like to say that usually I am not the biggest talkers on phones I find phone conversations sometimes the most tedious of things. You can sit on the phone to someone for hours and not digest any information that is coming from their mouth. The good thing about mine and Sarah's conversations is that I usually come from them feeling some sense of growth, whether it be as a person or the influencing of each other. It is great when you have one of those friendships were by you can learn from each other and almost share a journey together, that's what it feels like I have with Sarah.

It must have been around 4pm yesterday and I was still laying in bed thinking to myself I haven't done a single thing today that could be considered productive and I don't like the feeling of going a single day thinking that I haven't moved forward in some way or another. Then I thought to myself to ring Sarah as it had been a while since we last had a long conversation, knowing full well in my head that I would probably use up all my minutes for this months contract on my phone. Our conversation consisted of us both bouncing ideas off one another consistently helping each other on our beautiful road in to the art world.

It has been a difficult few years for myself and in a huge way I know Sarah relates to this because we have gone on this journey together. I couldn't help but feel that when I finally changed courses and moved to Fine Art that a part of me was leaving Sarah behind. For the past couple of years we have been around each other and built up a friendship that is clear to the world. So when I made my decision to change from Photography, the course that we had both been doing together, I couldn't help but feel a huge part of me would deeply miss her company. Getting to the point, our conversation today made me realise that regardless of whether we are under each others feet mine and Sarah's purpose as a friendship is to help each other along what has been considered 'a dark road' and I regained some happiness that I lost when moving from Photography because I now know that she can push her ideas forward and become a successful artist... and there is no doubt in my head that she will continue to live and breath creativity.

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