Start Now | Into the Storm

Life it too short to wait for things to be ‘perfect’ before starting something.

Let’s not wait for a steady job that’ll give us vacation time to take a vacation.  Let’s use that one day off this week to go somewhere, whether just in town or some hours’ drive away.

Let’s not wait to have the highest quality supplies to start creating, but start working with what we have now.

Let’s not wait for certain circumstances to start living the life we want.  The life we dream of isn’t going to just happen, it’s something we have to work toward little by little, day by day.

So let’s stop waiting for the life we want, and start building it right now.

What do you want to do?  What do you dream of?  What small step can you make today to start living it?

Whatever it is, let’s start moving forward and making it happen!

 

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Sunrise Birds

Dragon Valley | Ute Valley Park

Life Happens When We Get Out of Bed

Life Happens

Sometimes getting out of bed is near impossible.

No matter how much we sleep, we’re always tired.  Too tired to get up and start the day.

Or maybe we stay in bed for hours on end to avoid something.  Life is easier when you spend it in bed staring at the wall.

Let’s remember that life happens when we get out of bed and start the day.  Things aren’t going to get better if we do nothing.  The day may hold difficulties, but it can only get better.

Let’s remember that there are so many positive experiences in our day to enjoy, and we have to get out of bed to live them.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Into the Light Fall Forest

Values

Values

I believe it’s incredibly important to find out what our values are, and live by them closely.

When our actions and values conflict and are out of balance, we can feel it.  It doesn’t feel good.  Maybe it’s a feeling of guilt, a knot in our stomach, or just a general bad feeling, but we can tell when we haven’t acted in line with our values.

That’s not to say we must live strictly by them at all times, but we should find a balance between what we believe in and what we do.  This balance should work for us and make us feel good.

Let’s discover our values and find our balance.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

fog nature photography earth forest floor photography

Learning and Failure

Red Dogwood Blossoms

Learning continues as long as we live, and it should!  There is so much to learn; so many books to read, articles to ponder, pursuits to dabble in, skills to build.

Learning goes hand in hand with failure.

With so much to learn and so much growth that’s possible, we can’t be afraid to fail.

Let’s roll up our sleeves and learn, experiment, create, and live without fearing the failure that’s part of the process.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Be Yourself

Skeleton-Be-Yourself

Be yourself.

Let’s embrace and celebrate who we are.  Friends are everywhere and can be found in surprising places.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Don’t Just Read About It, Live It

old book too much research learn experience photography

As a lover of learning, I’ve read a lot of books.  Most of which are books on how to do photography, blog, sculpt, draw, write, speak a foreign language, paint, etc. etc. etc.

This year something finally dawned on me, and it’s that there’s a time to put the books down.  Again…

Put the books down.

There’s nothing wrong with doing your research and reading how to do something before you actually do it.  You can learn great techniques, proper tools, and basic information that can take your project a long way.

But learning how to do something isn’t just reading all you can about it.

You learn by doing.

You can’t learn to paint by reading all about painting techniques, you have to pick up the brush.  And you can’t learn to speak French by only reading grammar books, you have to speak it.

This is something I’ve been guilty of for a long time.  I read all the books I can, take stacks of notes, and end up never really experiencing much of what I’m so interested in learning to do.

I’m working to find balance, and I invite you to do the same!

Let’s not just read about screenwriting, let’s get our screenplays written.  Let’s not just read about sculpting, let’s play with the clay.

Let’s not just read about something, but live it!

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’