A Piece of Me
My blog title may appear that I am someone who is out traveling the world. Hardly the truth. I do move and explore different places, but that is not what explore means to me. Exploring to me represents searching for meaning and trying to gain a greater understanding of the world around me.
I am fascinated by human behavior and meeting new people. Each of us is unique; our perspective is like no one else. Regardless of how similar we think we are, we have differences that influence our thoughts, beliefs, morals, values, and decision-making. And every person everywhere that we meet is an opportunity for us to grow.
Another Love of mine is nature. It continues to teach me valuable lessons. A short hike through the woods reminds me that feelings of inadequacy and stress are minor compared to who we are at our core. When in nature, my soul comes to life, and every time I finish a walk and enter back into the noise of society, I am wiser and more balanced than I was before.
I hope to highlight my photography journey here while finding a healthy balance of writing as I go. I don’t feel that I am better than anyone else – I have just had a lot of life-changing experiences, some positive and some not, but they all have allowed me to be the person that I am today. I strive for balance, and through lifes ups and downs, I am happy more than not. I never settle, adapt when necessary, and I’m forever evolving. I hope to share a piece of that with you.
What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people think…It is the harder, because you will always find those who think they know what is your duty better than you know it. It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.~Ralph Waldo Emerson
If there’s one thing I’ve learned on my time here on earth is we shouldn’t ask what the world needs, ask what makes you come alive. Because what the world needs most, is more people who come alive.~Unknown
I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.~Alan Watts
Let’s grow together!
All photos on sethexploring belong to me.