Day 15 of 365; Embrace Each Day
“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” ~Marcus Aurelius
The past week I have been in a winter slump.. stuck in the BLAH’S of winter,.. anxiously awaiting Spring to get here. Then today… it all changed (again).
I have known my friend Dusty since June of 2003 where we met at a car meet/show in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Today I had the opportunity to photograph him & his fiance Kass in Menomonie, Wisconsin. We spent 1/2 of the day wandering around through the snow, trails, & climbing up icy rock cliffs, to capture their engagement photos. (ok..and we took a break at a yummy Mexican restaurant & warmed up with mochas from Caribou 😉 ) I haven’t had too many brave souls to photograph out in the cold winter months, but they were far from shy of adventure during this winter day. A very memorable adventure session for sure.
It again opened my eyes about the beauty in each day that we are given, and how we should embrace every single day that is given to us, even if it is in the middle of the chilliest season.
Winter is so beautiful, and for a few months I was a bit lost in the midst of the winter blues and left my adventurous self behind for a little while, …. but thankfully my dear friends booked a winter session right when my soul needed to be reminded to EMBRACE every season & every day that I have.
As you get stuck in the winter blues, or any blues .. look around you at everything beautiful that you are surrounded by, and remember to embrace it all.. …every single day.
Some of the photos from their engagement session can be viewed here , the rest will be posted both on Facebook & the blog later on in the week, so make sure to check back!!!!
More quotes for today;
“I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.”~John Burroughs
“We must look for ways to be an active force in our own lives. We must take charge of our own destinies, design a life of substance and truly begin to live our dreams.”~ Les Brown
Photos in this blog post taken with the Iphone 3gs, edited with adobe photoshop mobile & instigram.