As I left work tonight I stopped and took a moment to remember the past few months and the many times I have stood close to this same spot and wished and hoped for better things. The difference is that tonight I can look upon this scene with a new kind of hope and new dreams and a much lighter heart.
As I begin a new phase in my work life I finally feel a sense of freedom to pursue things outside my day-to-day, the main one being my photography. I am not oblivious to the fact that it was my desperation during those long months of unhappiness at work that helped to feed this passion. There were many times when the days were especially dark that I turned to my camera and found focus, peace and most importantly, hope to get through the next day, week or month. It’s true that we discover just how strong we really are when we are at our weakest.
I am very excited about what the future may have for me and my family. I’m grateful for whatever opportunities God may bring my way and I have a new found appreciation for every morning that I am able to get out of bed, hug my family and seek out ways to make a difference in the world around me. I know life will continue to throw me curves and positives attitudes may wain but for the first time in my adult life I am very excited to feel a sense of completeness and a knowledge that I’m heading in the right direction.
Here’s to surpassing struggles, lessons learned and new beginnings!