I have a dream. I have a dream that one day, I sell most of my things, pack a light bag and my camera, and start a new life. One that involves seeing places and the people in them and capturing it all on film. I dream of being a photographer that travels from place to place, experiencing life in all it's glory. Telling stories with what I see through the lens.
Some day. I've said that a lot about losing weight. Some day I'll be able to do this or that. Some day when I'm thinner. Now, I'm older and some day needs to hurry up. I need to hurry up and make some day happen. I can make it happen. I will make it happen. Even when a bump in the road slows things down. I'm going to have faith in myself that I will not give up.
There are a lot of reasons I give myself for not having lived the life I dream about. It's not practical. I'm not good enough. It's dangerous to travel alone. I can't just up and leave my family. I've used similar reasons (excuses) that keep me from losing weight, too. Who am I kidding? I'll never be thin. It's too much work. I'll just gain it back.
One thing I'm learning from reading what goes on in the hearts and minds of some of you awesome bloggers out there is that we can change our lives. We can take back control of our life from the things that have gotten their grip on us. Finding motivation is tough sometimes but we have to find it. Everyday we need to tell ourselves we are worth the work it will take to get us that dream we have. At work we give our best and all we get is a paycheck. This is our life I'm talking about. We need to make the same investment in ourselves that we make in our jobs.
We are strong and determined men and women who deserve the life we dream about. Work for it and never give up!
***exit stage right***
(Where in the world did all that come from? This was going to be a quick short post. Anyway.)
Hope your weekend is going like you want it. Don't forget to drink your water! Seriously.
~the picture is one I took while in Eze, France several years ago.