For the past 10 years (or more) I have been working on a book called “Reflections for My Soul”. This book shows the emotions that I experienced while dealing with a Stage 1 Breast Cancer diagnosis at the age of 34 and then again at 37 and how I was able to save my “soul/sanity” through photography. This blog was created to go along with the book.
I finished the book so many times and I never seem to be able to move forward to the publishing phase. It never seemed “good enough”, or it was “too sad” or “pictures aren’t perfect”. There was always a reason as to why it did not truly get finished.
I have vowed that I will be publishing “Reflections for My Soul” no later that January 2018. In order for me to keep this vow I need your help. You ask how can you help? Well that is easy. What I need are questions that you would ask or were hesitant to ask a person going through and surviving a health threat. No question is to invasive or irrelevant.
“Reflections for My Soul” will not be a pity party type of book but one that shows how I saved my soul/sanity through photography.
Once I get your questions I will answer them within my story and hopefully have one or two of you to review it and give me your opinion on things to change or to let me know it works.
Please bring on the questions!
As always thank you for visiting!
ps I hope you like my experiment into still life.
We all have dreams and aspirations of what we want to be or do in life. I discovered what I wanted to be when I hit my early 40’s, (better late than never) a Professional Nature Photographer. Being a 2x Breast Cancer survivor I had to find a way to release some of my inner demons. This was accomplished by taking long rides with my camera close by. It was a true way to find some peace and comfort with my thoughts. Relatives and friends even want to hang the pictures, my pictures, in their house (their main living areas!) which was amazing to me so I decided to self-publish my photos and to date I have made two books and even sold a few.
I look at some of the pictures that my “Twitter Friends” (ExpertVagabond, KenKaminesky) have taken and they look truly amazing and it makes me want to do it even more. It is just difficult to find enough time to truly work on the goals that I have set for myself. How does one make the goals and stay focused on the goal/task at hand? I am still struggling with this.
Going forward I am going to take photos every weekend and post something new with a little bit of commentary on the photograph.
Til next time……
To find my books go to www.blurb.com and search msr4chin.