Getting laid off at the end of 2021 has all but ruined my new year’s plan. The amount of stress that’s been eating away at me has been unreal. The pressure to succeed is at an all-time high. Worst of all, it has placed 100% of the stress upon my wife. Currently I’m entering 2022 without a plan. I would love to pursue photography full time, but that’s just not feasible in this area. So, I’m left with finding another local low-paying job or going back on the road as a long-distance trucker. Neither are appealing. On one hand I make just enough money to cover the bills, the other hand I miss every significant family moment by being on the road. I know that my wife and son would highly disapprove. I’ve also considered moving away from eastern North Carolina altogether. I feel it would be a good move financially. Maybe head towards Cary, Raleigh, or Charlotte. I suspect that it would be easier to make money since the larger cities have more job opportunities and higher base pay.
With everything going on, I took time today for some photography therapy. No paid photo shoots, no scouting for my website and most importantly… no people to interfere. Just pure “click and go” shooting today. Honestly, it helped a lot. For a few moments I got to escape my troubles and focus on enjoying the local scenery. I ended up going to the historic Southwest Primitive Baptist Church since no one is ever there. 99% of the people in town have no idea that it even exists. Here are a few photos I took today.
Camera: Fujifilm X-T3
Lens: Fujifilm 16mm f/2.8 R WR