Searching for "happily ever after"...
Friday, March 14, 2014
Do you remember what your answer to the question "what do you want to be when you grow up?" was when people would ask when you were a child? Honestly I do not think mine ever changed. From a very early age my passion was photography. My older sister bought me a little black and white Polaroid camera. I remember it well. I also had a little instamatic that took 110 film, the negatives were strips and frames were not as big as a postage stamp. Now, much later in life I realize how poor the quality must have been from both cameras but to me they were total works of art.
Moving on ... "happily ever after..." They read us those stories growing up, the princess gets her prince or night in shining armor and they live "happily ever after" ... the end. That is rarely real life right? After two marriages both of which I probably caused the demise in, I have serious issues with the whole "happily ever after" deal even as a theory.
Yet, now, I feel like I am on a new path, I am still searching for "happily ever after", but, it does not start or end with somebody creating it for me! Oh I am totally a people person and I'm not saying I'll never ever love a man again either. I just know for sure now, that happiness has to come from within ones self.
The picture above, is the very first picture I took with my new Nikon D90 back in May of last year. This camera was also a gift, from a treasured friend. I am now studying art at a university in Alabama. My "concentration" is photography. I see a beautiful glowing light at the end of the tunnel, it is indeed my "happily ever after". God is going to allow me to do what I always wanted to do when I grew up, take pictures for a living.
Wow what a ride life has been... and continues to be... and now I'm lovin' every minute of it!
I am careful to give my God all the praise and all the glory for all the happy I feel these days!
The End ... for now. Hahahaha