Rainey Daze and Crazy Nights

Poetry, Paintings, and Ponderings: Through My Eyes

Photos, Adventures, and Thinking: Recipe for a Great Day January 12, 2013


It was a beautiful day for an adventure. I traveled far, but didn’t get as many shots as I wanted. I’m okay with that, though, because the journey itself was soothing and somewhat restored my good spirits. Traveling gives me time to ponder many of life’s questions, and reflect on the problems in my soul. More on some of my thoughts later. For now I will say: I realized I have spent too much of my life living for others because I thought it was the “right” thing to do. Thinking of my own needs only made me feel selfish. I must work to change that mindset because it makes me miserable and only enables others to be more dependent on me. That may seem simple to you, but it is a life-changing thought for me.

It has been a long and lovely day.

Amber Waves and Blue Skys

 

 

10 Responses to “Photos, Adventures, and Thinking: Recipe for a Great Day”

  1. So happy to hear this Rainey.
    Always….you first, love. Always. Your inner self is where true peace and tranquility lie.
    Happy for your breakthrough.
    Peace

  2. purpleowltree1234 Says:

    BRILLIANT!!!! This is the first step for you to take care of You. I’m so very glad you took your camera out again. Don’t worry about nit enough pics. You’ll get more than you expect to make up for it another day.
    Wishing your family gentleness as they get used to you caring for You for a change. It’s so essential even to reflect to them how to nurture yourself, and how they can actually thrive in less dependent roles.
    *Caring*
    Looking forward to hearing more.
    Love from Rach.

  3. Alastair Says:

    Yep … time to be selfish for a change

  4. I’m glad to hear you’re giving yourself the time and care you so richly deserve! if we cannot take care of ourselves, we cannot help others, there is nothing selfish about that.
    I’ve always felt the photo trip’s quality was not measured in the quantity of photos taken, but in the joy found in the experience. Sometimes as I am processing a batch from a trip I realize that the photos themselves are secondary to the experience of taking them and just. . . being. Alive, in the moment, experiencing.

  5. backonmyown Says:

    Awesome photo, Rainey. Glad you had a lovely day.


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