In Spanish there is a term called “Naco” which depending on where you come from it can mean different things. I remember my aunt used to call us kids that when we were young in while living in Mexico. I always understood it as silly or like when you say to someone “dork” (in a playful way ofcourse). Many years ago I was watching this documentary on Univision (Mexican news channel like cnn) with my mom. The documentary was about Naqueros. This was actually pretty funny because there is actually a group of people who actually associate themselves with the term. Basically what it was about what people who are not societies best looking that think they are good looking and will go after anyone who is better looking than them with or without the chance of actually being successful. They tried anyway, their philosophy was that you can hit on 100 beautiful women but at least one will give you the time of day. As funny as this sounds it actually makes perfect sense.
Think about it. How many pictures will I have to take, share, print and publish before I ever get recognized and for those writters and job seekers; how many jobs or publishers do we apply and send out work to, with the hopes of actually getting one to bite.
Sometimes though the reality gets washed out with the drive. Meaning that sometimes we are so determined to do something we are unwilling or blinded to accept that maybe were not that good. For example my attempt to bake peanut butter cookies. I can cook but baking is definately not my forté. I can bake all I want; but some people just don’t have it. I have finally come to terms that baking isn’t my strongest point. But I still try, hey! I’m sure I can find someone who likes burnt cookies.
I think photography, cooking, sewing, drawing, and every other hobby I take on (including sports) will never cease to exist in my spare time. But will anything ever come from it? Possibly not, but reality is; does anyone ever want to give up what makes them happy? No not for me.
So whether its with my camera phone, my Nikon or my point and shoot; world you should beware I’m armed and prepared to snap pictures at my every turn I might even be handing out cookies if you’re lucky!
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