A gut-wrenching life event led me to shut down this blog last week. Twitter accounts were deleted, a job was resigned, and I made the decision to leave Chicago.
Here’s the thing: after a few days of clear-thinking, I know I don’t want to leave Chicago. I still have one thing going for me here, and that’s my part-time job. It allowed me time support my hobby; wandering the city taking photos and sharing them on Building Up Chicago. Now, that part-time job isn’t enough.
Many of you reached out last week to let me know the blog would be missed, and that touched my heart. Some of you asked if there was anything you could do to help keep the blog alive. Maybe there is.
Some of you work in the construction, architecture, or development industries. Note: I am not asking for a job. What I’m asking are your thoughts on the need within your industries for photographers. Someone to go out to job sites, capture images of progress, and report back so that those who unable to be in the field can monitor that progress with their own eyes. (This is an example of ideas I have. The floor is open for other ways you’re aware of as to how companies could use my interest in Chicago’s built environment for their businesses.)
Friends, I need help. I have realized the hobby that became Building Up Chicago is what I would like to do professionally, but I need your help determining how, and even *if*, that’s a realistic goal.
Thank you for reading, always. I hope to hear from you soon.