As part of getting to know our “true” selves, one of the exercises in my Unravelling class is writing about our roles in life. How many roles we play, our favorites, least favorites, etc. as well as a role we’d like to play. I call it my fantasy role.
Ever since I was a little girl I’ve always wanted to work at a big newspaper. I thought it would be so exciting to research topics for articles, type them up and generally scurry around the office when a big story hits – like you see on TV. Well perhaps part of that dream came true, but I scurried around in the corporate world instead. Anyway, several years ago when I fell in love with photography again, I have to admit that I’ve fantasized about becoming a photojournalist. Visiting remote places in the world, spending time with people, learning about their culture and their lives, photographing, compiling briefs, so forth and so on.
Then after I thought about it, I had to laugh. Robin, it is what you’re kinda doing in a very small way with your blog. But my fantasy would be on a much larger scale. The ability to help in a bigger way. To bring attention to issues within the world, to have a bigger impact. So for now, I’ll continue with my little blog and put my fantasy out to the universe. I know I don’t have the qualifications of these big time photojournalists, but I’ve got the spirit and the passion behind it and who knows what life will bring? Do you have a fantasy that you’re willing to share?