Thanks to all the amazing photo challenges out there in the blogosphere, I have been hauling my camera everywhere with me these days. No longer am I relying on my phone to take pictures when I see something I can't resist (although you do a pretty good job little iPhone). As if I didn't have enough challenges to participate in, here comes a new one, and I love the concept. If you haven't heard of Mortal Muses yet, you should check it out. This week's theme is "stay cool", and photos are shared in their newly created flickr pool.
I was walking through a fountain at Columbus Circle yesterday and thought it might be the perfect spot for a "stay cool" photo shoot. This dog made my day when he pranced into the fountain and splashed around for a bit.
As I was taking the pictures, I thought this would also be a good shot to enter for the "play" prompt this week at "I Should Be Folding Laundry". I had a different picture lined up from earlier in the week for that, but I like this one better, so there. (now if only some crazy New Yorker had come running through the fountain with their clothes off, I could have used this photo shoot for the "naked" prompt over at "The Sunday Creative" too (oh well, I am still working on that one).
So let me vent for a moment...I've been stressing a bit about my work (or lack thereof) lately. I am a consultant, and things have been S-L-O-W going for me these past few months. Today I am writing a proposal in hopes of getting hired for a project. All this self-doubt and negativity keeps bubbling up--am I good enough? can I pull this off? Deep down I know I can do it. I have done much more difficult things before, but for some reason I am slowly losing my self-confidence.
As I write this post, I am thinking that I need to be more like the dog in these pictures above. Have some fun, don't take it too seriously and "stay cool" because everything is going to work out fine. I don't think I will go running through the fountain at Columbus Circle anytime soon, but I am going to relax and let it flow, knowing it will all come together. Huh, I think I just had a "Bigger Picture Moment" and I wasn't planning on posting one this week.