Working on getting back to basics, back to simple, back to happy. Seems like this is what I'm always working on, but I get closer every single day! And afterall, that's what life's all about right? Taking things a day at a time, learning to breath, becoming who we're supposed to be, coming into our own.... For me it's all about having camera in hand and taking it one country back road at a time. So many great adventures waiting on those back roads, country is so good for you. Fresh air, beautiful scenery, and if you're lucky you might just stumble upon a piece of history.
Pieces of history that will take your mind back and make you wonder about the people who made a home here, wonder who they were and what their lives were like. And the people you will meet out in the middle of nowhere on a steamy hot summer day! People with stories and roots, people who work the land and full time jobs too. People like Dr. John Craghead on county road 308 who'll stop what he's doing to shake your hand and offer you a cold beer while you listen to stories about anything and everything you might want to know. And Ruth Franklin, the ruthless old German broad who will most assuredly meet you with a shotgun if she catches you get out of your car on that old country road where it's posted everywhere that you best keep driving because the only thing open to public is the road but not the land on either side.
Most of life has been spent just floating through, not really having purpose or focus. I have a lot of regret and bad memories, but the true and plenty blessings surpass all of those by leaps and bounds. Through the hard times I have learned to recognize the beauty in everything, no matter what or where. You have to, sometimes it's all you have to keep you going. I've learned that most of life, kind of like my writing, doesn't really make a whole lot of sense. It can jump all over the place from one thing to the other and back and leave you with whiplash. But if you focus on the good and set your sight on what's right, you'll probably be pretty okay when it's all said and done.
Go on and find what makes you happy and get to it.
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