It’s Tuesday and I don’t have a job yet! I know I only started looking yesterday but it’s stressing me out. I’ve got a few days possible work and I’ve got to call my agency later today about another possibility, but nothing definite. I applied for the dole yesterday cos I figured every time I apply for the dole, I get a job so fingers crossed.
I’ve finished uploading my holiday pics to facebook. Have you ever noticed that the more fun you have on hols, the less photos you take? Like I’ve got zillions of photos of Kyoto, which I found pretty but kinda boring, and hardly any of Shibuya, which I loved but was so busy taking everything in that the thought of getting out the camera never crossed my mind.
A few years back, I did a group tour to SE Asia. A couple of people on the tour had really professional cameras with all the whizzbang lens. My little camera carked it halfway through the tour so I took minimal pics. We met up after the tour and I looked at some of these photos that looked like something you’d see in a travel brochure. To get those shots, those people had spent most of their holiday carting around equipment and taking shots. Without my camera, I’d spent my time actually experiencing things – talking to people, smelling, tasting, doing.
We spend so much of our lives documenting things – photos, blogs, food diaries. Sometimes I wonder if it’s all a bit counterproductive. More experiencing, less recording – that’s the way to go.
Meanwhile, I think I might go for a run. I’m still feeling sick but I’m like a dog, if I don’t have regular exercise I go a bit crazy and start chewing things!