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It’s been a busy work week. This past Monday I began my internship with Southwest Airlines and I couldn’t be more excited! It’s just a big family there and I’m so blessed to be a part of it.

A rainy Sunday is the best time to stay indoors and catch up on some reading. When I’m not reading text books for class, I enjoy staying up to date on the latest and greatest by reading these top five blogs related to aviation, photography and writing. Take a look and let me know what you think!

    1. Stuck in Customs
      Trey Ratcliff is a well-known travel photographer. His HDR (high dynamic range) photography has brought his photographs to life in a truly remarkable way. I also highly recommend his HDR tutorial to begin learning how to bracket shoot and merge and edit photographs into one final piece. I picked this blog because I found it extremely inspirational as a photographer.
    2. Nuts About Southwest 
      Yeah yeah, I know, of course I would select a blog about Southwest! But it’s not all what you think. Not only is Southwest a great company to work for, but they are also an innovative company that we need to learn from. Did you know that Southwest Airlines is the only airline to turn a profit for over 23 years? They go above and beyond for their customers and their customers LUV them for it! This blog made the top five because it’s important to keep up with successful companies and learn from them.
    3. The Artist’s Road 
      Patrick Ross’s career has taken him from journalism and communications back to the creative life. Ross describes his blog as “an ongoing conversation among the blog’s author and its readers regarding the challenges and rewards of pursuing an art-committed life.” I’ve selected this blog because I enjoy writing and I also believe that it’s important to have a balance life of work and play. I’m inspired by Ross’s commitment to always being creative.
    4. Jane Friedman
      Jane Friedman focuses on how technology affects us as writers, marketers, and people. Technology is always evolving; therefore writers need to continue to evolve as well. Friedman is always looking to the future and how it will be changing the way things work. I’ve chosen this blog because it’s important to always look to the future.
    5. Christina Dowsett 
      One of Mayborn’s own, Christina Dowsett is an outstanding photographer. She is living her dream working for the non-governmental humanitarian organization, Action Africa Help International. She is truly changing the world as she photographs what life is like in East Africa. I’ve chosen her blog because she is an inspirational person and photojournalist and if anyone can change the world with a camera, I believe it to be her.