I’ve discovered a tactic to be more balanced this year: Take week long breaks, at least once every month.
I’ve been lucky enough to attend several conferences this semester which have allowed me to travel outside of Athens quite frequently. It’s definitely nice to take mini vacations from school outside of just the major holidays.
Here are some of the awesome opportunities I’ve been able to enjoy so far:
AAJA National Convention, Philadelphia
NLGJA National Convention, Philadelphia
Women Photograph Workshop at Photoville, NYC
10 Day Magazine shoot, California
Atlanta Photojournalism Conference, Atlanta
Thanksgiving Break, Chicago
It’s definitely been a lot of travel. But it’s always nice to get a chance to stuff myself with Malaysian food and gluten free sandwiches, catch up with old friends, and get lots of awesome networking time and inspiration for cool photo speakers.
I’m hoping to keep this trend up for next semester and already have out of town conferences lined up for February and April. With spring break in March, I’ve got all my months covered!