Wednesday, July 02, 2008


I started college one year after I graduated high school. I always hated high school, but I found that I truly loved going to college. When I started college I was certain that I wanted to be a disc jockey on the radio, so I started taking communications classes. When we are young it is often difficult to decipher what you enjoy versus what your passion is. After two years of communication classes I found that I wasn't truly interested in communications. During the course of my education, I had an elective class in meteorology. It was one of the most fascinating classes to me. I have always been fascinated by clouds and weather. Whenever there is a tornado warning, most people do the wise thing and go down to their basements. I, on the other hand, go outside with my camera to see if I can photograph the power of nature. I know it isn't the wisest choice, but I can't help myself. At the end of my 2nd year, I thought that perhaps I should switch majors to meteorology. Beginning my 3rd year at college I found that I was having trouble concentrating in class. I started failing my courses even though I had been on the Dean's List for my first two years. I just figured I was burned out so I quit school. It wasn't until later that year when I started experiencing other symptoms such as fatigue, dry skin, shaky hands, hair loss, and constantly being cold that I went to the doctor. It was at that time that I discovered that I had hypothyroidism. The loss of concentration had been part of the symptoms. After three days of taking synthetic thyroid hormones, I was no longer tired, cold, and found that I could concentrate again. I had just started a new day job and I didn't want to quit to go back to school, so I just kept working. I never went back to college. It wasn't until years later when I finally figured out that my true passion is photography. I still enjoy photographing the clouds. Here are a few for your enjoyment.
Sunset in Northern Arizona

Storm Clouds

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