State of Mind


This photo resonates with my state of mind for many reasons…

In my life, I am trying to find my way creatively. Struggling to find that inspiration that would make me excited to start each day with my work. I see the beauty, but need direction.

As an empty nester, and fairly new to this area, I find it so very hard to find those friendships and social life I was so happy with in California and Florida. I see friends on social media participating in the fun things together in life and I am struggling to find that where I am planted.

I love my new home and where my husband and I live- Although I find myself, like this photo, in a stormy coastal scene with waves to conquer. The need to navigate through the blustery days to find brighter ones in the future.

To bloom where I am planted.

This week, let your inner world and the outside one converge in a photo


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When proposed with the question of what inspires me, I thought this photo encompassed the most important to me.

I am most inspired through quality time with my husband and girls. With saying that, this view from Diamond Head was from a family hike. My girls running ahead and being silly, my husband supporting me where I needed to rest and taking in all the views on our way up. All of us enjoying the view from the top.

I am inspired through nature and in particularly, the ocean. My time in nature brings me peace and connection to the beautiful world God created. From the tiniest flower blooming from a weed to a vista that is breathtakingly majestic, I love it all.

Lastly, I am inspired through travel. I love going on a new adventure with my camera in my backpack stepping where I haven’t been before and also returning to a loved place.

This photo from Diamond Head, Oahu inspired me in more ways than one… I am getting my camera ready for the next adventure this weekend!

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Inspiration.”