Passion

I have figured it out.

Avoid a rut. Give yourself an ever needed kick in the boo-tay.

You know that comfort zone? Annihilate it.

Get outside of it. Re invent yourself. Not in a crazy mid life crisis kind of way, but a new hobby and a new adventure kind of a way. I sit here and reflect. I’m all snuggly in my freshly washed hoodie, yoga pants, and leopard slippers. Today I am welcoming fall with open arms and a pumpkin candle as a chill spreads through the house. I have pushed myself so far out of my comfort zone this past year that I turn back to find it and it is but a speck in the distance. My new photography business has been a part of that.

Everyone needs to find themselves in a situation where your nerves parallel the first day of high school and you find yourself  kneeling in a dirty bathroom stall praying that you will survive the day because you just really don’t want to screw anything up.

It’s the scariest and most beautiful of all places.

Realizing that there is a distinct possibility that you might fall on your face. This state of being breathes life into my soul. It’s precarious. It requires effort. The best efforts that you have in your arsenal.

New experiences?

They don’t replace my old life. They blend in seamlessly and wake me up.

Alive.

Stay alive.

It’s the best way to live.

Find a way no matter what the cost to wake up.

My word for 2012 was passion. I was in a slump and I lost it. However, I have found it again.

I’m so grateful.

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5 Responses to Passion
  1. Heidi (Dearlylovedmist)
    October 4, 2012 | 7:19 pm

    Well written, Darcy. God allows doors to open for us and it’s up to us to walk through. Way to walk through and explore. 🙂

  2. Cara Yeh
    October 4, 2012 | 10:41 pm

    My favorite line: “Everyone needs to find themselves in a situation where your nerves parallel the first day of high school and you find yourself kneeling in a dirty bathroom stall praying that you will survive the day because you just really don’t want to screw anything up.” Amen!

  3. Amy G
    October 5, 2012 | 6:19 am

    Well said my friend!
    Thanks for kicking my bootay with your encouraging words!
    Amazing pictures! You are so talented!

  4. Kelli
    October 5, 2012 | 2:23 pm

    Thanks for the encouraging words..they were much needed today!
    Beautiful pictures. Like I said I think I may need to give you a call after the holidays for some much needed family pictures.

  5. Sandi
    October 5, 2012 | 8:42 pm

    I needed to hear it, and am going to have to keep reading this. I know there is something that needs to be awakened but can’t put my finger on it yet. Once again you amaze me. I’m so happy for you to have found your passion and actually doing something with it!

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