Thursday, July 16, 2009
“Nothing worth having comes easy.”
It’s a pretty funny place to pull a quote like this, but I actually got it from Dr. Bob Kelso on the TV show Scrubs. We won’t go into how hilarious I think that show is, but ole’ Dr. Kelso is right. If you want something badly enough, there is no amount of struggle or discomfort you will not endure in order to get it.
I was thinking about that earlier this week as I was spending 10-12 Red Bull induced hours a day cooped up in the van editing images. In my opinion, that is not a bad problem to have, but when you live to be outside, it can be the less appealing end of the whole process.
There is always work to do, and I LOVE that. My brain and body have a really hard time being idle, and I should probably get that checked out because sometimes I even wake up in the middle of the night with a new idea, causing me to scramble and document it before it is lost. I create more To Do’s than any one person could ever get through, and then brainstorm for more. I even have a “Must Do” list to distinguish gradations of importance. What I am describing may seem a bit obsessive, but it makes the good really good, the bad still manageable and the sweet all that much sweeter.
This week was sweet. This week I was honored as Trevor Clark Photography was featured on Patagonia’s blog, The Cleanest Line (www.thecleanestline.com).
It put all of the hours of eye-crossing editing, lost sleep and miles of To Do’s into perspective and helped me look back for a moment. A lot has happened since this journey began, and I am happy and proud to call this my life.
Thanks for the kind words and encouragement Patagonia, and thank you my fictional TV friend, Dr. Bob Kelso, for a phrase that embodies my perspective.
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