Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Growth

I meandered through the wooded trails of a local park last weekend in search of spring. I've been very contemplative lately, even before things started sprouting. I haven't been considering the kind of growth that occurs in my belly (sorry, patient friends and family members). I've been focusing on other forms of growth- professional, creative, personal. I'm always thankful for any comfort or consistency I'm granted in life but I try to be equally receptive to those big, necessary leaps that help you evolve and advance as a person.

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Photography is crazy too. I often find more meaning in a photo when I'm looking at it later than I did when it was taken. Of course real-life views and experiences are priceless, but when you freeze a moment in time you allow that moment to continue teaching you things far after it has passed. And as it turns out, my little trip through the trees taught me a thing or two about the concept of growth.

I learned that in order to achieve growth, you sometimes have to burst through into foreign territory.

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Though we often compete with each other in our quest to stand out and make a difference, it's good to realize that we are far more visible and effective when we stand together.

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It's okay to allow yourself periods of rest as you assimilate new things into your life. Gather your strength if you start to feel weighed down.

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Growth is always possible, regardless of the circumstances or the setting.

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Most likely, the lessons you'll learn this season will be entirely different from mine. But I am inspired by the transformations I see in others. What's the next big thing you'd like to tackle?

9 comments:

alexkeller said...

gorgeous photos!
and i agree - i often find things in a photo that only the lens must have seen ...
and i'm just watching my son grow.
it's amazing. i suppose i'm growing with him, which is pretty cool, too!

Pili said...

Amazing shots indeed, I love light and the shades of green!

I'm finding myself more and more drawn into the world of baking and cupcake decorating and it does provide a relief from the burnt syndrome at work, and from the tough points of my long distance relationship... which also will hopefully stop being so this year! *crosses fingers*

OliveStreetStudio said...

What great photos and words to think on!

Although not very far-reaching, I'd like to start my Spring with a clean dining room.....

Stela said...

Great post and photos!
I love that spring makes us think of growth and change. I've been in such a weird place this year and this upcoming season has me figuring things out and finding a way to grow and change.

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Such beautiful signs of growth. Spring is definitely on its way. :) I, too, often find little surprise gifts in photos after I see them - I love finding magic in nature!

DancingMooney ♥ said...

Oh gosh Holly, I always have more ideas, than space or time! But you are totally right in allowing yourself rest, and also time to reflect and consider new ideas...

I've recently had an awareness to what this all means too, and I am enjoying learning from it. ;)

grow ♥

Robin Thomas said...

What a rich, beautiful post.

I adore you Holly.

La Alicia said...

wow, those photos are totally inspiring!

I'm working on some new ways to display my wares for the Spring show season! ;)

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