Passions | Roots

Photography of tree roots exposed along a nature trail.

Interests and passions come and go.  And when we’ve spent years enjoying and honing a discipline, it can be especially painful when the passion for it fades.

It’s important to remember that life is about change.  Nothing is constant or guaranteed to last forever.  We’re constantly growing, so we should remain flexible enough to go where the current takes us.

It’s painful to lose passion for something you used to love, but refusing to let something go and move forward can be even more painful.  We can’t always recapture what was lost by desperate pursuit.

When passions fade, it’s also important to remember that just because passion is now gone, it doesn’t mean it won’t return in the future.

Let’s be flexible and accepting of where life and our interests take us.  Let’s enjoy our loves and passions while they last.  And should they fade, let’s be grateful for the fun we had, and move on to discover our new passion.

Our old passions might come back to visit us someday, but let’s not stay put waiting for that to happen or clinging to what was.  Let’s move forward and see what else there is to love.

-Brought to you by the nostalgia of looking through remnants of an old passion-

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Feelings fall leaves river photography


Move Forward | New Site In-Progress

Swirled Vine

We should always keep pushing forward.  That’s not to say we should always be seeking change and not enjoy what we have at present, but we should always look to improve ourselves.  Be that continuing good habits or further pushing ourselves.

It’s best to keep in mind not to blindly step forward, or we may find ourselves stumbling.  Stumbling forward, yes, but it’s best to keep our eyes open so we don’t scrape our knees unnecessarily.

I’ve done quite a bit of stumbling today, but it’s worked out for the better, I think.  Roman Leaf is currently under reconstruction after some blind leaps of faith earlier today.  A few bruises to the ego and a smack in the face, but I’m quite excited about the new site.

Same domain and blog, but some lovely changes are under way!

Hopefully the new Roman Leaf will be up and running within the next week.  So if you notice any funny business, well, that would be me.

Let’s keep moving forward, preferably with our eyes open so we don’t stumble.  Should we get some bruises, let’s pick ourselves up, make the best of it, and keep moving forward.


Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Spring Seeds Challenges



The vivid greens of new leaves growing are a wonderful sight in Spring!  Let’s continue to grow, enjoy the warmth of happiness when we can, and always move forward.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’