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Perspective, the fuel of creativity and our thinking

Bringing an artistic flair to my photography has always allowed me to endulge in the creative aspect. It starts with a vision of what I want to capture and a picture with good bones such as exposure, etc. The finished product can be whatever my mind can dream up and often exceeds my own vision, taking on shapes not prior imagined. It’s limitless and allows me to offer a new perspective to the passerby that might have gone unnoticed. Not everybody is creative by nature which is not to say that the bystander cannot enjoy and appreciate the results. I think it’s rather the opposite and people often wish they would pocess some sort of a creative talent. My answer would be that they already have and there are other talents, perhaps still hidden. The trick is to discover them and sometimes, like in my case it takes adversity to surface these talents later on in life.

Art and music have always stirred emotions and it’s a form of expression for me. They often start when words can’t convey and I see them as a gift that should be cherished, not kept to ourselves, but payed forward in the form of sharing them. This picture is probably proof of such creativity and perception in the pursuit of seeking something a little different. I have seen many pictures of dandelions, but fewer ones with a view from below. Maybe it’s fewer people who crawl underneath and for me it opens the opportunity for the very rebellion of going against the grain. Even there the desire for the conventional finds it’s way into my life. Forgetting the norm of the expected when it comes to how this shot came to be and what I want the end result to be.

I want to showcase my perspective by highlighting a different view, but that’s not all and it doesn’t stop there. Some of us are content to follow and stay within the safety of the path, the safety of numbers, while others become their own trailblazers, ultimately showing us that it can be done while inspiring us to follow and take a walk on the wild side. The perception of what we choose to see lies with no other then ourselves, the choice is ours. Not just with this picture but with everything in life. We can choose to see a weed, a pest not worth noticing we pass it by without another thought, or we can choose to see more and the beauty that lies within everything around us. It’s the very foundation to our thinking, our respective, creativity and the choice between optimism or negativity. We decide…..



I'm a dreamer and hopeless romantic who believes that there is always a silver lining to everything. Now, inspired by the simple life, I have learned that less is more and that we find magic all around us if we take the time to notice. Life is a journey and a process that is ever changing. We are constantly evolving in the matter of who we are as we align our stars and shed a past no longer in line with our highest self. I don't easily fit conventional norms, not because I'm a rebel, but because of resenting the pull that threatens to take me away from my true beliefs and my unique personal identity. I support the power of "Choice" and the ability for us to be the architects of our own lives. Some of these choices should have something a little wild about them as they form the moments that forever stay edged in our memory and make our hearts beat with wonder. Nobody will remember the ordinary. For myself, I'm a warrior who has fallen many times, who has gone through trails an tribulations and who is no stranger to adversity. After all, my choice remains clear, to get back up and stand stronger than ever. To recognize that it often takes our darkest moments to mold us into who we were meant to be. I have learned to trust the process and stay positive through the challenges. I trust it to be the only way to prevent my heart from hardening and allowing bitterness to creep in. I believe in the power of "NOW" as it is the only moment we truly ever have. The past is gone, unchangeable and the future hasn't happened yet. All we can impact is the current moment. Everything starts with a choice and hopefully with one that has something wild about it and may even scare you to death to execute. DO IT...I promise you won't regret it. This blog is my voice to share my Journey. If I could describe this adventure in short, I would call it "Spiritual awakening" with a yearning for "Freedom" and going after the things that truly matter. To seek a less complicated life that is stripped down from the many obligations and responsibilities that often tie us down. For me it is a life free of rules and regulations, one that allows me to escape the must expectations while jumping off the hamster wheel that is spinning faster all the time. To be on my own time and live each day to the fullest, to make it all slow down by banishing routine and unleashing my creativity/artistic values in an effort to entertain whatever subject comes to mind. And if lucky, to perhaps offer a different view to my readers, one that speaks to your soul vs. the demands of what society might expect. It is one that empowers you to be your unique self and follow the beat of your own drum. I am dreaming big as I trail blaze the path to a new life and becoming a storyteller. I find my inspiration in the little things in life, in Mother Nature and on the trail that provides the adventures and the backdrop for a book someday. My hope is to inspire "Courage" in others who might find themselves on the brink of taking that first step. This blog serves as a foundation for my collection of personal thoughts, opinions and experiences and by no means am I an expert on any topics mentioned. To my readers I would say that the universe connects us by a common thread, we all search and we all have something to say. We don't always have to meet in person to share a strong bond and people enter our path for a reason. Some stay for a short time and serve their purpose, while others teach us a lesson and help us become stronger through experience. And a few special ones remain as the treasures we hold dear over a lifetime and touch our hearts beyond means. In whatever way we are meant to be, I thank you for crossing my path and for stopping by. I hope that I have left you inspired, full of wonder and with a few "Wild Choices" to make....Hugs XO

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