The Next Big Thing

Photo taken by contributor Mark Maya, a 30-year-old photographer from Durham, North Carolina, who was recently diagnosed with bipolar II.  Mark has used photography to treat and express himself for about four years now. He is currently doing a yearlong self-portrait project.

About this photo: “With this self portrait I am communicating the “next big thing” syndrome that I have in my life.   I have had many different jobs, passions and ideas that I have whole-heartedly pursued only to ditch it for the next.  This tends to make my life exciting but at the same time I have an inner yearning for “calm” knowing all the while that it will never come.” 

Find more from Mark at his website.


**Visit Broken Light’s main gallery here ▸ Now a 501(c)3 non-profit! Please donate here.

*Facebook & Twitter @BrokenLighCo & @DanielleHark. Follow for e-mail notifications.

4 thoughts on “The Next Big Thing

Add yours

  1. Very interesting post. I’ve observed the same patterns in my sister-in-law. She seems the most alive in the pursuing of a new adventure, almost never gets to where she says she wants to go and never happy with where she is. Thanks for sharing your story and I hope you can figure out a way to get to calm.

    Liked by 2 people

Please Join the Conversation!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a website or blog at

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: