While I'm attending a Magnum Photography Workshop in Provincetown, I'm also participating in a Compassionate Creativity Challenge. Today's challenge is to practice what you preach. I have never done a good job with work/life balance, yet I tend to preach it to everyone else. For one week, I'm really focused on making photographs, not work. No more than one peek at email each day. Creatively, it's been a bit of a struggle. I'm trying to improve my street photography by getting closer to subjects and interacting differently with people in general. The workshop is documentary, and I've had a hard time finding a story for which I have a deep interest. It was frustrating to give it a go with a couple possibilities that didn't pan out, especially seeing the great documentary work of others. Today I edited the shots for the week. While I'm not crazy about the impromptu portraits I've been taking, there were a few keepers. I do believe the interactions have given me greater confidence to get closer and improve my street photography. Today I was true to myself and just spent the day shooting what I like. Not sure where the story is yet, but I feel much better about the photographs I'm taking. It will be interesting to go through the final edits tomorrow. Rather than worry about hard fast rules or what others think, I have to remember I'm doing this for myself. That's the only way I'm going to find my own creative voice. It's definitely a journey.