This picture was taken earlier last week on my way home from Wisconsin. It had been storming on and off all day and would continue to do so for much of the week, so needless to say, it was really nice seeing some bright blue sky. The great thing about being in Wisco is that there is a lot of wide open space, which is ideal for a sky-obsessed, amateur photographer such as myself given the right situation.
As you all can see, I took full advantage of both the landscape and the break in the weather and the shot turned out great. The bright blue gap between the sea of white and gray storm clouds almost looks like a gateway to something greater. You may not be immersed in the greatness itself, but seeing it and knowing all the possibilities is encouraging.
I used to call myself a realist, which was really just a cover-up for being an extremely “glass half empty” kind of person. There are people who have had it way worse than me, but I would say that a good majority of my late-teenage years were filled with negativity and never feeling quite good enough. Then I woke up. Since my extreme lows, I have dedicated my life to being a more positive person and really seeing the true greatness in people, even when it’s not on the surface. Because of these changes, I will continue to love others, be there for them, and try to impact their lives in any way I can.
Yes, I am still a work in progress and am not the most “glass half full” person all the time. I have days where I wonder why things happened the way they did and why I’m not where I want to be when it comes to many important aspects of my life. Then I look inside myself and realize that I am who I am for a reason and am exactly where I’m supposed to be. I will always be me, loving and supporting everyone who is important to me, and that state of mind will never change. My huge heart is not for me; it’s for everyone. Yes, it’s risky putting yourself out there in that way, but it’s a risk worth taking and I never regret doing it. It’s just who I am.
Your state of mind is who you are. Never lose sight of that.