Day 1: On My Way

Starbucks

“I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way.”  Carl Sagan

Several years back, while swimming in the Gulf of Mexico, I got totally slammed by a huge wave. In a moment of panic, I couldn’t figure out which way was up or down. My heart was pounding and my lungs were aching for air. When I finally let go of the fight and relaxed, the wave brought me back to the top and into the sunshine.

I think maybe life is a little bit like that giant wave.

Perhaps sometimes we need to let go and just be…

As with most things in life, I started to over think the photo challenge to take one photo a day for 30 days. I wanted to have this fabulous theme. My mind raced with all the different things I could do. Since I am on a quest to improve my health, I thought maybe I could take a picture of a smoothie every morning. Or, maybe I could take a picture every morning on a daily walk. Oh, oh, oh! What if I had a color theme, like 30 days of pictures that involved the color red?

The problem with complicating the things we want to accomplish is that we end up never starting! We can plan all we want, but until we actually begin to take action, nothing is going to happen! (That is exactly why my kitchen is such a disaster!)

In the middle of all my frustration over what my first picture was going to be for this challenge, I decided I really needed to spend some time at Starbucks where I could think it all through. It was then that I saw my first picture right in front of me.

Haley and Korey In Starbucks

 

Yeah, I don’t need a theme for this. I am just going to shoot what I happen to see in front of me every day. (Yup, that is passion tea!)

 

Cricket Walker

(9) Comments

  1. Kerry Rivard- Allor
    Kerry Rivard- AllorJun 21, 2012

    Giving it some thought for 30 days!! 🙂

  2. Lois Bryan
    Lois BryanJun 21, 2012

    Awesome!!!! Colorful, fun, tells a story!!!!!!

  3. Cricket Walker
    Cricket WalkerJun 21, 2012

    I love that place! 🙂

  4. Lesli
    LesliJun 21, 2012

    Great posting Cricket, and a good allegory for life!
    Love the picture as well – will be working to do the 30 days of photos!

  5. Christy
    ChristyJun 22, 2012

    I love the wave analogy. That is so true in life. I’ll be starting mine today. xo

  6. Cricket Walker
    Cricket WalkerJun 22, 2012

    I am so loving this challenge!

  7. Tari Hann
    Tari HannJun 23, 2012

    Something pulled me to your posts today. I got a Google message that some of my Google+ circle people had posted, ok, big deal but when I see your name I usually take more notice. Ok, yes it was the SEO classes back in the day that drew me in. Anyway, this has nothing to do with photos but this quote of yours really hit home: “The problem with complicating the things we want to accomplish is that we end up never starting! We can plan all we want, but until we actually begin to take action, nothing is going to happen!”

    Cricket, light bulb moment like you used to say in class. I find myself doing that in attempting site makeovers. After reading those 2 sentences, I know I need swift kick! Yes, I’m planning out the makeovers but for some reason or another, I think “Oh I really could use a dedicated laptop JUST for websites” (can’t do it) or “I’ll get out my Dreamweaver books tomorrow and fresh up on how to build from a template”…and I just keep planning in my head and not taking action.

    Anyhow, sorry this is long but had I not clicked on your Day 1 out of curiosity I would not have seen this very thought-provoking 2 sentences of yours. I really think it was what I need to inspire me. I’m going to get out that template again and figure this out. If all I do is think about it, nothing will get done. Thanks as always!

  8. Yvette
    YvetteJun 25, 2012

    “The problem with complicating the things we want to accomplish is that we end up never starting! ”
    You got started! Way to go! Will try to cheer you on on a regular basis!

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