Living in this new stage of life, I don’t blog as much, but I am healthier (exercised more) and happier (don’t really know why).
The other day, I woke up around 8 am, ironed some clothes, vacuumed the floor, and baked a zucchini bread. I felt peaceful and content and happy. The old me would think I had not accomplished much in that morning, but the new me don’t care. It was at least 10 years ago that I baked my last zucchini bread. I just want to bake one!
This time of the year is the only time that we would open our vertical blinds in the kitchen. Every day I stand by the window staring at our beautiful maple tree. The beauty is unbelievably stunning.
Goals and an update on my 1000 photos project
For many years, my life was built on goals. Even on weekends, I knew exactly what I wanted to accomplish before Monday. “No goal, no life”, it was as simple as that. So you can easily understand why I had set a goal of taking 1000 photos and gave them back to the people.
When I first started the project, I kept track of each photo I had taken and numbered each one of them so I knew how many more I had to take to reach my goal. In my mind, at the end of this project, I would share my experience and maybe even give some speeches about the project and hopefully I would inspire others one way or the other. That was what I wa thinking before I reached my current stage of life 😉
In this new stage, I no longer need goals to know where I am going. Every moment is important and I treasure it very much. I no longer worry about if it should be 1000 or 900. I’ll do what I can in however long it will take and I’m ok with that. Although I continue taking photos for people I think they would appreciate them, I don’t log each one anymore.
For example, our friend Troy invited us to a long-distance-shooting event that he participated in Duluth. My husband and I drove to Duluth (3 or 4 hour drive) and took many photos of several participators. Later we gave the photos to each of them and we were told that they were so happy with the photos that each one of them had changed their FB profile with the photo we took. YEAH!
Another example… my neighbor asked me if I could take some photos of her family when they raked leaves. They had never had a family photo and she would like to have one. OF COURSE, I LOVE to take their photos! 😉
I am happy that I could give something to others in a way that I enjoy of doing 😉
Duluth is a very special place for me. My husband took me there when we were still dating. Till now, I consider Lake Superior is my friend. I shouted “Hey, I love you!” whenever I see the lake. And I really love it!
Thanks for visiting my blog! I can’t tell you how much I appreciate this blog community!!!