Sometimes I lose sight of what is truly important in life. I forget how blessed and lucky I am just to live in a free country where I’m able to express my opinions openly. I am able to purse my passions and to go after my goals with whatever amount of energy I choose.
We are lucky my friends.
Even with this knowledge, it still doesn’t make life any less confusing at times. There were years when I didn’t have a voice. Now that I’ve found my voice, it’s hard to shut me up. 😉 Sometimes life is hard. It can be unforgiving in its timing. As my Mom used to say “Who said life was fair”. Through every life event that brings a “WTF” to my lips, I have now learned that there will be great lessons that come out of it. With every life lesson, the confusion melts away. There is always something good to find within every bad moment. There just is, and it’s within our power to choose to view it that way.
If you are in a place in life that holds some uncertainty, I want to encourage you to listen to that inner voice that holds within it what you truly value and treasure most in life. Hold onto to the things that bring you the most joy and peace, and let go of the things that do not. Remember that you are loved, you are cherished, you are valued. Know that you are stronger than you think you are. Remember that your life is one of purpose. The best part about life, is that each one of us get to figure out what that purpose is.
When you find your purpose in life, joy most certainly accompanies it. I’m still not sure what my purpose is, but I do know that I find purpose in showing others what is already their reality…sometimes they just don’t see it.
I am blessed that I am able to pursue this through photography as well. It took me years to build up the courage to follow my dream of being a photographer. Now, if I imagine my life without photography it would be like living in a world without colour or eating foods without flavour. Wow, would that suck! lol When I get the opportunity to photograph love, connection, and that special spirit within each person that shows who they are, there is joy and peace in my heart that I’ve never felt before. I smile the ENTIRE time I’m taking pictures. I can’t keep the joy inside. I have no idea if that looks crazy to those I photograph! ha ha!
I realize more and more, that as a photographer the energy that I bring into a session is transferred to those I photograph. This is true in life as well! I often ask myself…am I an energy-giver today or an energy-sucker?! Nobody wants to be an energy-sucker but it’s easy to fall into that trap sometimes when life gets hard. If you put out the good, it will come back to you!
What is your purpose and most importantly how bad to do you want to go after it?
From my heart to yours,