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Break on Through to the Other Side

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Boundaries.”

IMG_1650Boundaries are, for better or worse, ingrained into every day life. Truly, at nearly every moment in life, you will be bounded by one force or another. These might be physical, such as the guard rails along on/off ramps to the freeway, the smooth velvet ropes that keep us in neat, orderly lines, or, in the case of the example to the left, a menacing wall to keep your enemies out.

Or, perhaps these will be strictly mental– maybe you will be so set in the notion that you can’t do something for X reason(s).

The second type is far more difficult to overcome.

It is easier said than done, but the simple task of committing yourself to something–earnestly, truly, whole-heartedly–can produce amazing results, and allow you to accomplish things that may have seemed impossible before.

For example, I have a fear of heights. For a while, it was a nigh insurmountable boundary. There are many things I didn’t do simply because I told myself, “You can’t.”

Almost two years ago now, we hiked to the Wind Caves, where I was almost too scared to look at this breath-taking sight.

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Thank goodness mental boundaries can be broken.

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Say It With Me:

IMG_1384“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”

–Albert Einstein

Happy October, and may this month bring you the opportunity to find little, daily miracles in the mundane.

Labor Day

Wow, these past few weeks have absolutely flown by– it seems like just yesterday I was strolling the High Streets of Wiltshire, and today I’m suffering the heat of Southern California while trying to cope with the obscene amount of homework that has already come my way.

I must first apologize to my loyal fans for my absence– there are many excuses that could be recorded for the internet to forever see, but I’ll save them for some other time.

Today, as I tackle philosophical treatises that are on the “duller” side of things and contemplate the semester that lies ahead, I reflect on the saying, “When the going gets tough, the tough get going…

…through their photos to relive some “cool” memories!”*

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One Memorial Day Weekend, well over two years ago by now, we cruised the Colorado River on a house boat with family and friends. It was an absolute blast, and the sunset was by far my favorite part.

IMG_1386I’m not sure I’ve seen such beautiful interaction between clouds and the colors of the sky before or since, but these photos are more than just a snapshot of how beautiful nature can be; for me, it is a reminder of the time a dragonfly landed on my leg, the excitement I felt when we jumped off the boat into the still cold water, and when times were generally simpler. Then, all I needed was a sunset to be swept into a world of wonder.

Who am I kidding, it’s still all I need!

*Author’s note: No, the saying doesn’t actually end that way, but it is how I revitalize myself!