These Days

IMG_0026a copy I'm 34, single and trying to get thru life with doing mostly freelance gigs. I never thought I would end up like this at 34 but I guess that's the problem when you don't plan for things.

I'm more or less living day to day. Sure I have an ultimate goal for life but so what? I feel like I"m just floating down a river. I'm moving along like I'm paddling down the river but in reality it isn't doing much.

What do I want to do? I'm not quite sure. I flip flop a lot. I want to move to London, Tokyo or even Hong Kong but New York feels comfortable. I want to be a full time photographer but this desk job feels comfortable.

I know...I'm not doing as much as I want or should. I should be on top of a mountain and screaming my name out. I keep waiting for things to happen but instead I should be making things happen.

Why is turning old so annoying?

In March I will turn 35, I hope by then something in my life will be different than right now.

I don't care what you think of my taste in music or what you think of Bon Jovi but "These Days" is probably the one song I have on repeat the most times.

Keep on reaching for those stars people.

"I was walking around, just a face in the crowd Trying to keep myself out of the rain Saw a vagabond king wear a styrofoam crown Wondered if I might end up the same There's a man out on the corner Singing old songs about change Everybody got their cross to bare, these days

She came looking for some shelter with a suitcase full of dreams To a motel room on the boulevard I guess she's trying to be James Dean She's seen all the disciples and all the "wanna be's" No one wants to be themselves these days Still there's nothing to hold on to but these days

These days - the stars seem out of reach These days - there ain't a ladder on the streets These days are fast, nothing lasts in this graceless age There ain't nobody left but us these days

Jimmy shoes busted both his legs, trying to learn to fly From a second story window, he just jumped and closed his eyes His momma said he was crazy - he said, "Momma, I've got to try. Don't you know that all my heroes died? And I guess I'd rather die than fade away."

These days - the stars seem out of reach But these days - there ain't a ladder on the streets These days are fast, nothing lasts in this graceless age Even innocence has caught the midnight train And there ain't nobody left but us these days

I know Rome's still burning Though the times have changed This world keeps turning round and round and round and round These days

These days - the stars seem out of reach But these days - there ain't a ladder on the streets These days are fast, love don't last in this graceless age Even innocence has caught the midnight train And there ain't nobody left but us these days

These days - the stars seem out of reach These days - there ain't a ladder on the streets These days are fast, nothing lasts There ain't no time to waste There ain't nobody left to take the blame There ain't nobody left but us these days" - Bon Jovi

The Day Is Yours

Brooklyn Bridge It is. Lately I've been getting so much crappy news....news that I actually have no control over. The obvious thing to do is to be sad, angry, gloomy and all around pessimistic (well I'm always pessimistic). But then I think to myself, no matter how I feel, it's not going to change anything. So why not turn it around and be positive. Do something creative. MAKE THINGS HAPPEN!

The day is what you make of it so why not make it a good one. Life is definitely short and sometimes unexpectedly shorter.