Reinforced Identity

I’ve not been out much to take photos, but I have recently signed up for Skillshare, and the first class I’ve decided to take is on productivity. The thing that I struggle with the most is believing that I am the type of person who doesn’t stick to things, but in the past few years I’ve proved that theory wrong. I have stuck to photography for over 5 years and I think I’m getting pretty okay at it. I also thought I was a person who had zero willpower when it came to food. The only time I was able to maintain a healthy weight was when I had an extremely active job. I believed for a long time that I needed an active job in order to be somewhat healthy. I have lost 30 lbs since April.

This productivity lesson I was watching today was talking about reinforced identity. If I look at myself as a procrastinator and an unproductive person, that is the person I am going to be. The last year, I’ve looked at myself as a blogger and a photographer. It took me a long time to be able to call myself that, but I’ve been pretty consistent with it and that has become my identity.

I am trying to talk myself into identifying as being a writer. I’ve already signed up for some Skillshare classes on the subject and may even look into some college courses for it. I’ve got a story that needs telling with as much skill as a writer as I can muster. For now, here are some photos I took last night.

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