As the New Year unfolds, it brings with it a time of reflection and change, particularly in how I approach my passions and career. This year symbolizes a significant shift in my focus, especially in the realms of photography, academics, and sports.

Photography: Exploring Beyond Basketball

For a long time, basketball was the centerpiece of my photography. Capturing the energy and excitement of the game was exhilarating. However, this passion has been tempered by the reality of the commitment it demands — extensive hours of shooting, often without tangible returns like monetary compensation or significant exposure. While my love for basketball remains, I've made the difficult decision to step back from photographing the sport.

This decision, though tough, opens up a new avenue for exploring different sports. High school wrestling has recently piqued my interest. The intensity and drama of wrestling provide a new canvas for my photography, filled with dynamic action and powerful emotions. Each match is a story waiting to be told through the lens of my camera.

Yet, there's a part of me that yearns to capture the elegance and discipline of swimming. The challenge here lies in scheduling conflicts, as swimming events often clash with wrestling matches. This limitation, though frustrating, hasn't dampened my enthusiasm to someday explore this area.

Academic Pursuits: The LSAT Journey

Simultaneously, my academic journey has taken an exciting turn. I'm currently studying for the LSAT, a challenging but rewarding endeavor. This step towards a career in law marks a significant shift from my artistic pursuits in photography. The LSAT preparation is rigorous and demanding, but it's a journey I'm committed to, filled with its own set of challenges and triumphs.

Conclusion: Embracing Change and Growth

The New Year is more than just a change in the calendar; it's about growth and exploration. Moving away from basketball photography was not an easy decision, but it has allowed me to discover new passions and opportunities. Whether it's capturing the raw energy of a wrestling match, navigating the complexities of law, or exploring new sporting events, I'm excited about the diverse experiences that await. This year is about embracing change, pursuing diverse interests, and finding joy in new adventures.