Deep in the diaspora, in the middle of the Midwest (and far, far away from the Middle East), I live life with Hebrew as a second language (or maybe more language and a half, considering how little I use it). “Sababa” is Hebrew slang that expresses enthusiasm and happiness…which is the perfect way to describe my bucket lists (and if nothing else, I hope it got your attention). While this will evolve into another segment of my website (that’s the plan, anyway), it seems like a nice way to start the new blogging year.
As a communicator/photographer, these are goals of mine that would bring the ultimate happiness:
- Photographing a Jewish wedding in Israel (bonus if we can do portraits at the Kotel)
- Create my own magazine.
- Be a guest blogger on (or better: be published in) Matha Stewart.
- Capture Annie Lebowitz (gotta dream big or stay asleep, am I right?).
- Participate in a campaign shoot for a local business (Target or Aveda count as local businesses…)
- Be a photojournalist for the Pioneer Press for one day.
- Capture a dog’s best last day ever.
- Record a recovery from zero (war, natural disasters, etc).
- Teach a communication course.
Places I would looooove to photograph:
Challenges to stretch my thinking/streaming/photography skills:
Popsugar’s reading challenge
(even though it is for 2017, it could still work for 2017).
So there it is, all the hopes and goals and dreams that I kick around my head, now out and about online. Will this hold me accountable? Maybe! But no matter what, there is something positive about seeing what you want to accomplish in writing…seeing what can be done with a little focus and even, well, that’s pretty inspiring, and the something definitely worthy of a whole lot of sababa.