You can’t fit the time it takes to live two lives into the space of one. I realize this now. You can dream as much as your heart desires, but you’ll only ever get enough time and chances to pursue one. That is, if you truly know what it is that you aspire for.
I know the path that I need to take to become a working photographer. It is one that I’ve only seen the beginnings of. I would like to see where that path takes me. If that means leaving the one that I’ve been on for 15 years as a teacher, then so be it. I know there are no guarantees, and I could fail spectacularly. But at the very least, I would have also tried.
I have made my peace with my decision. It is one that my wife fully supports. I wish that I could make others understand and accept this ‘irrational’ and impractical choice, but I feel that I don’t owe anyone, who isn’t on this journey with me, an explanation.
My feet have already left the security of solid earth. An adventure awaits…