It's Sunday morning and those of you have followed this blog for awhile, know there's no telling what I'm going to write about on the weekend.
Last night we got out to dinner in Sarasota with Michele and Paul. That's Michele as in Celentano, who taught this past week at SPI in Orlando. They're here for a couple of days before heading back to Arizona.
Here's the best reason to make sure you attend every possible convention and workshop you can...it's about building great friendships. Michele and I have known each other for years, but it wasn't until a couple years ago that we both opened the door and let the business friendship expand into our personal lives. It's now a regular thing for Sheila and I to be hanging out with Michele and Paul somewhere on the planet.
Being part of the photographic industry isn't just about the business of photography, it's about people. We've got a kitchen magnet that sums it all up...
"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom". Marcel Proust
There are a lot of conventions and workshops coming up over the next two months. Take the time to get to know the people around you and who knows, you might cultivate some incredible friendships in the years ahead.
Wishing everybody a wonderful Sunday filled with great friends, a decent Super Bowl and lots of warmth in a winter that's been a perpetual battle with Mother Nature.
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