WEEK ONE: SELF

PHOTO NUMBER FIVE: SHADOWS

   Shot with Nikon D750 (1/1000 f/1.4 ISO 320 + natural light)     Yesterday, I came across a quote that really resonated with me.     "Is what you are doing today helping you get where you want to be tomorrow?"     After reading that, I sat there and reflected on it for awhile. I turned the question over in my head again and again. It dawned on me that no, I was not in fact doing everything I should be doing to get to where I want to be tomorrow. I have succeeded in practicing with lighting, but I have neglected my promise to myself to take care of my body and keep a healthy routine. Today I overslept, skipped breakfast, I forgot to wash my face, missed my workout, and I ate a cheeseburger and fries for lunch. All of these choices were conscious ones.   Over the past few weeks I have been making list after list of changes I want to implement in my life. I want to take care of my skin, drink enough water, feed my body healthy foods, stay on top of my workout routine, and have a bedtime ritual where I reflect on my day and journal. I also want to be on my phone less, work on my portfolio more, and spend more time with friends and family. I could list about a thousand more items that I have said I was going to do. However, every day, life seems to get in the way. I am so easily caught up in distractions that will not help me get to where I want to be tomorrow.   How you choose to live your life is a choice. I often blame the elements, or the universe, for skipping out on tasks or when life doesn't go my way. That's bullsh*t and I know it. I'm just being lazy when I make up excuse after excuse for why I didn't follow through.   I challenge you to hold yourself accountable for how you choose to go about your day. The only person who can change your life is you. It's easy to talk about how you want to do this and that, but are you actually willing to put in the work to accomplish your goals? It's time for us to be realistic. Setting goals is not about what work you are willing to put in. Goals are understanding what you are willing to sacrifice to achieve the desired result. Next time you make a choice, ask yourself if it will propel you to where you want to be tomorrow. 

Shot with Nikon D750 (1/1000 f/1.4 ISO 320 + natural light) 

Yesterday, I came across a quote that really resonated with me. 

"Is what you are doing today helping you get where you want to be tomorrow?" 

After reading that, I sat there and reflected on it for awhile. I turned the question over in my head again and again. It dawned on me that no, I was not in fact doing everything I should be doing to get to where I want to be tomorrow. I have succeeded in practicing with lighting, but I have neglected my promise to myself to take care of my body and keep a healthy routine. Today I overslept, skipped breakfast, I forgot to wash my face, missed my workout, and I ate a cheeseburger and fries for lunch. All of these choices were conscious ones. 

Over the past few weeks I have been making list after list of changes I want to implement in my life. I want to take care of my skin, drink enough water, feed my body healthy foods, stay on top of my workout routine, and have a bedtime ritual where I reflect on my day and journal. I also want to be on my phone less, work on my portfolio more, and spend more time with friends and family. I could list about a thousand more items that I have said I was going to do. However, every day, life seems to get in the way. I am so easily caught up in distractions that will not help me get to where I want to be tomorrow. 

How you choose to live your life is a choice. I often blame the elements, or the universe, for skipping out on tasks or when life doesn't go my way. That's bullsh*t and I know it. I'm just being lazy when I make up excuse after excuse for why I didn't follow through. 

I challenge you to hold yourself accountable for how you choose to go about your day. The only person who can change your life is you. It's easy to talk about how you want to do this and that, but are you actually willing to put in the work to accomplish your goals? It's time for us to be realistic. Setting goals is not about what work you are willing to put in. Goals are understanding what you are willing to sacrifice to achieve the desired result. Next time you make a choice, ask yourself if it will propel you to where you want to be tomorrow. 

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