I remember my first DSLR. The morning after I got the Nikon D3000 kit from Samy's, I woke up super early and walked around my neighborhood taking photos of literally everything, from the grass to LIGHT POSTS!😂🤷🏽♂️
I would shoot Aperture priority 110% of the time and would be beyond stoked if my photo was at least in focus, let alone in good light.
I was young and easily inspired.
I believe I was blessed to be born with amazing drive and will to dig deep into whatever small passion sparks in me, I just need to or I won't sleep well for days. I've been this way all my life, I always needed to make my crazy ideas happen in order to be at peace. This has helped me have the energy to work hard at what I love and find out that I was good at things I never would have imagined being good at.
But inspiration fades, discouragement grows, and passion dulls away as life does its thing.
I know everyone absorbs inspiration from different places, things, experiences, etc.
This is not just for art, it applies to all, from business people to athletes.
I hope you can all tap into what truly brings you inspiration and joy- the outdoors, family, books, travel, food, WHATEVER- we now have unlimited resources to chase true happiness and keep building our dreams. ⠀
Earth rules, but we're only hanging out here for a little while, make it count.
Excited to be heading to a new country in 2 weeks, but what will I do without Bali's amazing breakfasts? 😭 // one of my faves : this chia pudding from @cratecafe with cacao, bananas and strawberries 🍓🍌
Happy Monday loves!
I recently received the opportunity to review the book, Daily Kindness: 365 Days of Compassion by @NatGeo
This book is a beautiful collection of inspiring quotes for each day of the year; a guide to living a more mindful, enriched life. Head over to the blog to learn more about this wonderful self-care book.
Had some interesting discussions with very inspiring people at dinner tonight. It reminded me that sometimes you need to put down the camera and just enjoy the moment. This photo is from one of those evenings in Vietnam where I just sat there in awe, taking in the view and feeling so tremendously happy to be where I was. 💕