Molli...I switched from writing to photography and I just don't feel it in the same way at all. I'm not making any connections whatsoever. I went from a very intimate, very raw medium to one that feels sterile by comparison. So, yes, any help in getting my head out of the way and my heart into the game is appreciated tremendously.
Why not do a photo essay where you can combine both photos and text into a story book. Pick a subject that has deep meaning to your soul and let go.