Taking Steps / by Josh Trudell

It’s official: Josh Trudell Imagery, LLC. Forming a corporation is one of those things that felt as if it was absolutely enormous and a huge commitment and OMIGODHOLYCRAPSCAAAAAARRRRRYYYYY – then I went through the filing and found it was about a 20-minute online process. I got the confirmation e-mail a couple of days later.

Not such a big deal.

But, for someone who has worked for the man his entire life, it is a big deal, or at least it feels like one.

It feels like I have something of my own – something to protect and work for - and that’s a good feeling.

I’m admittedly only dipping my toe in, compared to some – I’m not opening an office or buying lots of new equipment (at least, not yet). The work process is still ongoing – freelance travel and outdoors stories, photography, graphic design.

So far, this year has been a lot about formalizing ideas I’ve had in my head – forming the business and meeting with an accountant (another first). I’m hoping the rest of the year will have creative inspiration built on this foundation.

In other news:

- I’m happy Argo won Best Picture at the Oscars. I know, even at his lowest point Ben Affleck was getting paid $20 million a picture to make Bounce and Gigli, but the blowtorching he took for his personal life was ridiculous.

He earned his way back to the top of the Hollywood heap with hard work and smart decisions – I respect that.

- Red Sox 2013  -Cautiously optimistic they aren’t as bad as last year. Reserving further judgment.

- Counting down to a big photography trip in early May to the canyons of Arizona – that’s been a dream of mine for a long time. I can’t wait.

- I turned 39 this year. It seems as if that should be important,  but it doesn’t feel like it yet.