Last night I started reading Gary Vaynerchuk’s Crush It! and on the 1st page he says “How badly do you want to crush it? Is it an all-consuming feeling? Do you stay awake at night, your brain swimming with ideas and dreams? Are you willing to do whatever it takes for the chance to live entirely on your own terms? If so, you’re lucky”. Well when I was writing a blog post at 2am, because I couldn’t sleep till I got the idea out, I realized he was talking about me.
I’ve finally after 39 years on this planet figured out what my passion is, wildlife photography. I’m at New Orleans Entrepreneur Week right now but I brought my Canon EF 100-400mm Lens with me and the bird image below I created while I was here.
Why didn’t I bring my 50mm or my 18-135mm? Aren’t they more appropriate for the venue? Yes they are, but I’m not here for the venue, I’m here for me and this is the perfect lens for what I want to do.
I’ve never wanted to do anything more and I never tire of shooting wild animals. I’ve said this before but I’ve wanted to do this since I was 16 and watched every episode of Marty Stouffer’s Wild America on a 13-inch Black & White TV. Now the reality of actually doing it is better than I have imagined. It’s like this is what I was meant to do.