Wintry Mix

 
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I was silent there for a while. Holidays, visiting family, food comas, and just getting back to normal is where I was at. I have also been wrestling within my spirit. I have been reading this book, Fast Track Photographer, which has really made me look at my life. I believe that the greatest deception is that performed by ourselves. We convince the soul into believing what we think should lead to happiness, success, and fulfillment. What comes along are moments when God wakes us up.

He pokes us with ideas we left behind because we thought they would fail. He prods us with reminders of our true selves when we have decided to forget because of lack of confidence. He softens our hearts to believe that what He has planned is still waiting right where we left it years ago. I love photography. Through every emotion or lack there of I have held on. Despite feeling like a failure I pressed on, somehow.

I know that I have come a long way, but I want to take a different step. I want to run parallel to my progress on a different track. One with imagination, struggle, life, and beauty. I don't want to strive for perfection. I just want to pick up and notice what I cannot ignore. With that being said, I have to say that, yes, what I want involves more than just taking pictures. It plunges deep into my perspective. How I see the world and punching it with life.

What steps are you taking to get to what you love?

Here are some pictures from yesterday after our first snow. Almost missed the sun.