[Note this post was supposed to be published on Thursday 11/9 but some glitch delayed it]
I didn't mention it, but yesterday's image was from my wonderful Palouse trip in 2010. As is today's. When I look at these images, one of my main thoughts is how much I have gained from just deciding to go on that trip.
John Barclay and I had become "Internet friends" as mutual bloggers. I had never been on a photography workshop, but had always wanted to go to the Palouse. When I saw that he and his tour partner Dan Sniffin were doing a tour there, I made the decision, plunked down some money, and off I went.
Most likely my Cuba and Ireland trips would not have happened if I didn't "go for it" with the Palouse trip. I made a slew of friends on this trips that have enriched my life. Maybe I'm even a bit better photographer with tips from John, Dan and the other participants.
So whatever your passion, get out there. Give things a try. Move past your comfort zone. Right before I leave on some of these trips I think "what am I doing? Why am I doing this?" But I have thoroughly enjoyed all these experiences. You will too.
Go for it.