In the movie “The Graduate” Benjamin Braddock comes into the kitchen and gives his parents the great news that he is going to marry Elaine Robinson. The parents go nuts for many reasons, one of which is they have really been pushing for this relationship to happen. What they don’t know at the time is Elaine hates Ben because Ben has been having an affair with Elaine’s mother, Mrs. Robinson. (By the way, this was a pretty racy subject matter for 1967.) Ben’s dad reaches for the phone to call the Robinson’s. Ben says not to call. Ben explains he hasn’t even talked to Elaine and that she doesn’t know about them getting married, which elicits the following lines:
“Ben, this whole idea sounds pretty half baked.”
“Oh, it’s not. It’s completely baked.” (cue the music: Simon and Garfunkel’s Scarborough Fair)
I kind of feel like Ben’s father when I look at Poole Photography right now. It’s half baked. Well, a bit half baked. Don’t want to be too hard on myself. But to be honest, after Mallory and John’s wedding in August, I went on a mini-mental vacation from my business. Oh I did do some menial tasks, but nothing really dramatic, nothing to really promote or improve Poole Photography.
I finally got to the point where I decided to I should sit down with myself and take stock of where I am and where I need to be if I want to get where I want to go.
I came to the conclusion that after the wedding, I had allowed myself to disengage from the business for a bit too long. I had quit paddling the boat, pulled in the oars and laid back and just let the current take me where it wanted to.
Not exactly the Harvard MBA model of excellence.
So I stuck the oars out, shook off my lethargy and am rowing the boat again.
Started back on my business tips for photographer’s meetup courtesy of the Photographers Adventure Club and Nick Pappagallo. Finishing up some online classes I had put on hold for awhile, and signing up for a couple of new ones in November. I figure it is now a good time to review and revise my blog and my web page and to work on my branding.
Now let’s see if I can’t get Poole Photography completely baked!
In the meantime, here’s something we hope you will really enjoy.
I love Bougainvillea. I cannot grow Bougainvillea. That must be why I like to take pictures of Bougainvillea.
“I believe in fire at midnight” Jethro Tull
“These things will last forever: faith, hope and love” 1st Corinthians 13:13 This message of hope was affixed to the fence by members of Apprenticeship to Jesus in downtown Phoenix.
I will psychedelicize any of my pictures at the drop of a hat. You can take the boy out of the 60’s but…
Tonight’s blog music: The Graduate soundtrack. Of course.