as i find myself in a new city, experiencing new things, appreciating all amazing things that surround me i can’t help but reach for my canon so i can get it all on camera. while i don’t think there is anything wrong with that, we live in a time, that we are being constantly “connected” whether it’s facebook, twitter, instagram or tumblr, we are always ready to update and share. so much so, that we don’t fully get to appreciate and enjoy what we should be.
i sometimes stop and wonder why i’m trying to capture it all? in the process of trying to get the perfect shot, with perfect lighting and without any people getting in the way of my perfect shot, i am losing out on the opportunity to fully experience what is happening. i feel a little cheated only having the chance to see it from my viewfinder. so how do i find the right balance? how do i make myself present, but still be able to create these memories? why do i have to “create” rather then just experiencing it? we capture these moments so we can share them, so we can look back at them and be reminded of those memories, but by capturing that image we may be omitting something more valuable. we see an image just for what it is, we add our own emotions and we create our own story, a story that we would understand better if we had just made ourselves a part of.
have you ever experienced this? what have you done in order to live in the moment? in my attempt to take it all in, i will put down the gadgets and just be.
all aboard tinkerbell
express train to london
bikes at the train station
ready for london asks my hubby? my response: a blank stare… YES! a part of me thought i was crazy, but i knew what i wanted. sad to leave a job i really enjoyed, but how can i turn this opportunity down? i was ready to pick up and start fresh. i’m not going to lie, the thought of it all kept me up at night. where would i move my stuff too? where would i be living? would i love it? it didn’t matter, i knew i would figure it out! now, all i had to do is fit all my belongings in a 5×5 storage unit. living with less makes it easier to follow your dreams. all aboard Tinkerbell. six hours later we found ourselves descending through many layers of fluffy clouds. London is not what i thought it would be, but it’s still quite lovely. people are helpful and address my by “darling”. i have to admit though, i miss the hundred degree pure summer scorching heat that everyone is enjoying back at home! ok, maybe not that much, but i just wish the sun would stay out for more then ten minutes
so i share with you my first week in london, a new chapter beginning, just me, my dear hubby, my camera and a suitcase each. this is our world. here is to simply living and taking notice of the small things that make your heart smile and a hot cuppa tea
when was the last time you picked up and followed your heart?? what would you do if you found yourself in london??