It wasn't sunny, it wasn't hot, and it wasn't summer. Nevertheless, I spent some time at the beach and it was serene.
There's not much to say about my time spent by the ocean. Only that it was unorthodox and much needed. There was something refreshing about being there on a cool cloudy day rather than a bright sunny one. Here are a few photos:
I've been in a lot of gloomy weather this spring for whatever reason. And honestly, I'm going to be a little disappointed to see it go when the seasons change in about a month.
Hope you're looking forward to the summer. There's warm weather ahead!
Milestone - an action or event marking a significant change or stage in development.
I reached one of those the other day and I have no idea what the next one will be. However, I do know that I am excited for what the future holds. It's been a long time since I've felt that way.
Milestones come with changes. Change is something I usually reject. That's not the case this year. Change is inevitable and I have accepted that fact. Without change, how does one experience new things or let new people into their lives? Change leads to growth, knowledge, and experience. Those are things everyone should strive for. As of this point, complacency is something I am not entirely interested in. I don't think you should be either.
The day before my milestone was spent on a one day trip with a few close friends. I took a handful of photos of the things we saw:
It was a great one day getaway. We took a ferry and biked our way around some very scenic roads and trails. And yes, we did get caught in the rain. By the end of it all, we were soaked, cold, and exhausted. I wouldn't change anything about that short one day trip.
Traveling is an experience. Do it every chance you get.
There's so much for me to look forward to over the next few months. I plan on doing quite a bit more traveling (more on that later) and I couldn't be more excited for the places I will be visiting. I even managed to pick up my first DSLR camera. So no more videos/photos shot on iPhones or point and shoots.
I'm going to travel, I'm going to create, I'm going to experience new things. The life I have and the opportunities I am given are a blessing. It's my hope that you feel the same way.
I want to end this piece with a song/video. I think it fits nicely with what I've written about.
Be excited about what's coming.
"I love the rain. It's my favorite weather." - Kristen Wiig
I can't say that I always agree with Kristen on this one. For the past week or so, it seems like the weather in my town has been nothing but clouds and rain. The weather has been all over the place this spring.
Even though I miss the sun, I've made the best of it.
I spent one of those gloomy days finding beauty in it. And I've captured some things that I really like. It seems like it's been awhile since I've posted any new photos.
And being the nature lover that I am, I couldn't resist filming some footage and putting it all together in a short.
The music is from an animated short titled "Adam and Dog". Check it out here if you've never seen it. It's an incredible piece of filmmaking.
Finding beauty in a gloomy day is a simple thing. It's not always easy, but it is simple.
And if you're not a fan of rain, just wait. There will be a sunny day eventually. You just have to be patient.
A place for creativity and inspiration.