In the first part of my writing, I described a situation where something that had been long-lasting has reached its end. I would be remiss if I didn’t also mention that there are other new avenues that are opening at the same time.
This past winter, a good friend sent me an ad that said the local newspaper was looking for a “nightlife photographer.” This friend knew how much I enjoyed photography and after reading what he’d sent me, I decided to apply for the job. After several weeks, I was contacted and told the job was mine.
Since that point in time, I’ve gone out and about each weekend to take pictures at local restaurants, bars, sporting events and music venues. It’s been a bit outside my comfort zone, but I’ve been pleased with the results. With every weekend’s pics, I inevitably see someone from my past and enjoy having a conversation. I take one hundred pictures each weekend, most of which I get on Friday night. They are posted online the following week.
Another exciting opportunity has made its way into my life. This past summer, I was contacted by the principal of an elementary school and offered a position to teach two science classes for the upcoming school year. It will be a half-day, everyday job and I’ll have two hour and a half classes of fifth-grade science. As an added bonus, I’ll have a chance to work with my daughter, who is the new media coordinator at the school. I’ve done quite a bit of planning and as I said, am very excited about the new opportunity to be in the classroom once again.
So for each season that comes to a close in our lives, there’s another season just beginning. And I’m reminded that I should be thankful for each one of the opportunities I’ve been given, past or present. I’ll be exactly where I’m supposed to be, doing exactly what I’m supposed to be doing. Of that, I am sure.