I have enjoyed several different careers and loved them all. When I retired a few years ago, I was surprised that I so easily accepted the loss of a professional identity. Suddenly, I had the time to follow through on my curiosity. I became the student that not even students have time to be.
Having always eschewed book learning in favor of learning by doing, I photograph to learn about people and places and I write to figure out what I honestly think. Would I be happy to just take pictures and write for myself? No. The photography and writing are carefully constructed so that hopefully you will see the world as I have seen it. We are in this together.
To maintain a fresh perspective, I practice yoga and take daily walks in the woods with my dog. Both highly recommended. Enjoy!