you are not to worry | ft. collins photographer

"Like wildflowers; You must allow yourself to grow in all the places people thought you never would." - E.V

How often do you step back, away from life, to honestly think about just that, life? I so often find myself so carried away with the daily duties of everyday, that I forget to slow down. I feel as though everything should have been done 3 weeks ago. The, "I have to do this", or "this needs to be done first", or the most popular, "I'll stress about it until it is done" are constant excuses I find myself repeating everyday.

I'm that individual that will think about yesterday, when yesterday has already past. I stress about tomorrow. I worry about the right words to say, and when. I worry about emails, about meeting expectations I've set for myself, about being successful. I worry about time. I worry about worrying.

Why? I don't want to be this way. I know I should not be this way.

As I sat upon this mountain, I couldn't believe how still the world was around me. How quite, how peaceful. What could there ever to be worry about? I have family and friends that support me, a dog that follows my every footstep, and the dream job that I love. I live in a beautiful world, full of beautiful people, like you.

It was when I took this photo, that I made a decision. A decision that I was no longer going to live in worry. That in order to grow, as an individual, as a business owner, as a photographer, I need to step back and slow down. I need to stop and photograph those moments that so quickly pass by, and go unnoticed. I want to find more of where my inspiration truly comes from, and what makes me, me. I will choose not to worry, but to be worry-less and happy. I will take each day as it comes, but with each day, I will also stop and smell the flowers.