When we find ourselves learning something new, heading in a different direction, or even just entertaining the idea of doing so, it’s incredibly easy to start berating ourselves. It can be surprising how cruel we can be, especially regarding goals and dreams.
We would never tell a friend they’ll never be good enough to do this, or never have enough money to do that. We’d especially never tell them that they simply don’t deserve it. But we’re so quick to say these exact things to ourselves.
We tell ourselves we’re not good enough and never would be, that we have no right to live a life like that, that we’d never have the money, and that we shouldn’t bother.
Dreams and even simple goals can be derailed easily enough without being unnecessarily cruel ourselves. So let’s ignore the self criticism, counter it with positive facts and affirmations, remember that anything is possible, and that we definitely deserve a life we love.
Old Colorado City is definitely different from Center City in Philadelphia. There are plenty of gorgeous and dated buildings in both places, but shooting is definitely different.
The crowds of Philadelphia gave me a sense of security that isn’t around here. In Center City, there are people everywhere, but always on the move. People aren’t really going to pay attention to you, but you get the sense of ‘safety in numbers’ without actually having to be with someone.
Here, there’s not that many people around. Photographing in public is a lot more nerve-wracking when, instead of sharing a street with dozens headed in different directions, you have a single stranger headed your way.
Shooting without the sense of ‘safety in numbers’ is something I’ll have to get used to…
While poking around Old Colorado City, this beautiful scene of a music venue’s alley door caught my attention. I love the whimsical lights along the usual alley backdrop, as well as the sign posted on the door!
Let’s remember that there’s so much to admire beyond where we’re used to traveling, so let’s explore!
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.” – Henry David Thoreau
Our dreams are quite possibly the best guide to follow. Not only do they bring excitement to our steps forward, but they brighten our view of the here and now.
It’s often quite easy to tell if we’re moving towards our dreams, but it’s also easy to forget to ask ourselves if our daily actions and activities reflect that. If we want to be a painter, are we painting? Or do we spend our days with other activities, never getting around to picking up our paintbrushes?
Let’s remember to ask ourselves what we’re doing throughout the day, why we’re doing it, and whether it’s helping to take us where we want to go.