Looking Forward

Excitement for a new project, hope for a good result, and determination not to stop until you think you’ve got something inspiring are great for eliminating any anxiety.

Normally so nervous about working in the public eye, I spent an hour playing with a sheet in the wind while flanked by houses and a handful of folks running around.  Luckily, everyone went about their business, and didn’t pay much mind!

The new project would be homework for the Artistic Portrait Photography course taught by Zhang Jingna, a fabulous photographer that’s served as inspiration for years.

Education is so important, and it doesn’t require getting a degree.  If there’s something you want to study, check local libraries and online book stores, online and local colleges for courses, art galleries that offer classes,  and local people willing to teach.  And of course there’s a growing number of online resources that offer free tutorials as well as paid courses!

Let’s keep learning, practicing, overcoming anxieties, and as always, seeing the beauty around us!

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Self-portrait photography. Une photographie autoportrait.

Sunset | Expectations

Happiness is What’s Important

Focus on Happiness

Happiness makes life worth living.

Growing up, I wasn’t taught about happiness.  I don’t remember it even being brought up.

What was important was money, security, education.  And not independent study done online and in libraries.  The only education worth pursuing was expensive, required loans, and resulted in a respected degree.

Go to college.  Get a degree in a high-demand field.  Get a high-paying career.  Own a home, a car.  Happiness will come later, right?

Growing up, I wish I was taught  about happiness.  I wish I was told to build happiness, not a career.

What’s important is happiness.  It’s what makes life worth living.  Happiness is not an end result, and money, career, and status aren’t means to getting it.

Let’s teach others, and ourselves, to pursue happiness.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’


Related: Happiness, Living Light