During our transition to being a virtual company, I took the opportunity to reexamine my own situation after being in the Bay Area for over 25 years. I had been considering relocating outside the Bay Area for some time but finding a mutually agreeable place with my ex hadn’t been easy. Regardless, I decided to take a leap of faith and agreed to letting her move back to Michigan with my daughter for the next year. Since I wasn’t quite ready to move to Michigan yet, I thought it would be a good time to become a ‘digital nomad’ and work on road.
Specifically, after 20 years of focusing on building the business to a sustainable entity with a roster of awesome corporate clients, I felt like it was time for me to shift my attention to working on my own creative project and giving back more. It’s become apparent to me that financial success alone will not fulfill my soul purpose and that I needed to pivot my life patterns in order to benefits others more through different channels. As I think about how to incorporate more engagement with nonprofits through the business, I am very excited to shift more of my attention to a multimedia project currently titled ‘Beyond the Cushion’.
Over the course of the next year, I will be on the road throughout the United States photographing subjects that have embraced the Buddhist path and to document how their practices manifest in today’s Western culture. As a practitioner myself for many years, the journey and challenges of this path as ‘mindfulness’ becomes more mainstream, I hope to share the diversity and power of the practice to address many of the challenges that we face as individuals/society in this modern world.