Over the last 3 months, I’ve embarked on a journey as part of my creative thesis to focus on process rather than outcome. I’ve taken a photography principle (Eye, Head & Heart in one axis) that I believe in and eliminated them one by one in order to focus on the process.
In the past 6 months, 10 of my friends’ parents or grandparents have passed away, including my own grandfather. Maybe we are at the age where our parents and grandparents are reaching the natural end of their lives. I don’t know. But what I do know that going through a death of a loved one is never easy. Saying goodbye hurts. To those still in mourning, my prayers are with you. Hang in there. Celebrate their life; remember the good times. In the darkness and trial, my soul shall sing. Life is such a fragile thing.
Through the funeral I had the natural opportunity to learn the importance of process. We are not defined by achievements or what we do, but rather who we are. And with that, I leave you with an extract from my thesis.
“Process. It is the very thing that shapes us. It defines who we are, and who we become. The process makes us human, it keeps us alive. You may look at this publication and think what I have done over the last three months has been a failure; a flop; an absolute waste of time. But to me, it has changed who I am and the way I approach things. Forever. And that’s enough.”