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to show up
what can be
Goals. It’s a word that people throw around all time often without much meaning behind it. What does it mean, though? I always thought it had to be some grand, epic event that I was striving to get to. And it can be, absolutely. But it doesn’t really matter what it is, as long as it matters to you. A goal is something that drives you every day towards a greater sense of self. Big or small, short or long-term.
Photograph taken by Alexis Krukovsky. Taken in Lambertville along the Tow Path during the Spring.
It could be going for a promotion, taking the perfect photograph, or doing something that is outside your comfort zone that will be a victory for only you to recognize. The point is to tie your goal into whatever you are passionate about, and make it fun because then you will actually do it.
It may sound odd or even corny. But just wait until you start planning the goal, and writing down the plan to fulfill it. It changes your entire mindset. No matter how small that shift may be, and you will start to see a change in yourself. It was mind blowing for me. Then you will start to shine brighter than you ever thought possible.
And maybe even Dream again.
Remember when you were a kid, and Snow Days were King. It was the ultimate gift.
However, when you are “an adult”, you forget about that. You forget about playing in the snow, getting dirty, and just having fun. You worry instead about the commute, the potential lost wages, and clean-up of snow.
Photograph taken by Looie Voorhees. Boat sledding at its finest in Bucks County, PA. So much fun.
All of the above are important, to an extent. There is a magic about winter that people forget about. For example, the majestic and serene scene of snow in the trees, this especially true in the woods. Last winter, I participated in a lot of winter activity for the first time in about 8 years. I had forgotten what a spiritual moment it is to experience. As the snow is falling, and you look up into the trees and see the glorious stillness and pristine landscape; it is an unexpected transformative experience.
It is something I cannot begin to describe to you. I am not religious, but I am a spiritual person. I realized something that maybe I was not alone and there is some kind of universal energy. I found that gift in nature.