It’s not often that I get to deliver a custom piece in person, but there is no better way to roll into the weekend. I’m honored to have a piece in the home of skilled fisherman and fellow mainer @fishingmainewithjustin. Thanks buddy!
Just back from @dunesogunquit and already planning to head back for a full week next year. Sweet cozy cottages, screened porches, and Adirondack chairs overlooking the tidal river. It just doesn’t get much better ✨| sponsored #dunesonthewaterfront
You’re only here now, you’re only alive in this moment.
I'll be happy when I get this promotion, once there is more money, once I'm in a relationship, once my business is profitable... then I'll be happy. Then I can slow down.
Does this sound familiar?
I've been there. I once lived life in fast forward. Too few moments were actually lived because my mind was too busy chasing future goals.
Don't get me wrong, ambition is important. But it isn't everything. Life can come crashing down, unplanned and chaotic, regardless of how much time you spend chasing a set of plans.
Be careful not to be so focused on the future that your current life gradually passes by you.
Slow down. Be more present. Be connected to life, to taste, see and do everything fully. "The only time you ever have in which to learn anything, see anything, feel anything, express any feeling, emotion, respond to an event, or grow and heal, is this moment. Because this is the only moment any of us ever gets." - Jon Kabat Zinn
Had I been the old me, the one with a complete itinerary and a timeline of where to be and by when, I wouldn't have pulled off the road when I saw a water access sign. I wouldn't have walked down a trail, through a symphony of crickets and I wouldn't have stood on the shores of this pond, as a gentle morning fog floated by. I would have missed a moment to reflect and to express gratitude for this life which I have been given. This life which I choose to live fully.
Taken in Boothbay in that part of day when it’s not the blue or golden hour, but a different light. Some photos take their own life, this was one. Playing with settings, under exposure, and light settings. Always push for change.
On Christmas Eve in 1886 a three-masted vessel called Annie C. Maguire was bound for Portland Harbor when it ran ashore and shipwrecked on the rocks off Portland Head Light in Cape Elizabeth. Today, a painted rock visible from the light house commemorates the shipwreck and rescue of the Annie C. Maguire passengers and crew. #portlandheadlight#maine#memorial