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Pursue Your Passion

They say if you love what you do then you never have to work a day in your life. How wonderful it would be if this were the case for each and every one. But sadly, there are some who have to drag themselves to work day after day because they do not love what they do. 

I believe we are all given different gifts and abilities so that we can share them with the world. It is important to know what those gifts are so that we can cultivate them. Only you can be the best version of yourself. There are many people who are not attuned to their God-given talents. They decide to be someone they were not designed to be. For example, some study medicine to become doctors but in reality, they want to study music to become singers or performers. And in the process of becoming doctors, they feel an emptiness and loneliness deep inside them. And when they look deeper, they know they have not been true to themselves. They were blinded by their desire for stability and high income whereas being a singer would be a big risk. But it is exactly those risks that make life worth living. When those risks pay off, you will be living your dream. 

What I am saying is you have to pursue your passion. Be truly madly deeply in love with what you do. Do not let your dreams die. If you do, it is like killing a part of yourself and this can be the root cause of that nagging feeling of unhappiness no matter how successful you appear to be to the rest of the world. I am blessed to be doing what I love to do. I pursued my passion and strived to be the best that I could be and I am glad to say that all my hard work is now paying off. 

 

Photographs and memories

There are moments in life that you want to capture forever as a fitting reminder of that particular time when you felt so happy and so alive. That is the beauty of photography. Photographs and memories come hand in hand. Photographs make us sentimental. They capture those special moments so that you can look back with a smile on your face because you remember exactly how you felt and what amazing things transpired when that photo was captured. A photo gives you that feeling that you want to go back in time and relive those moments. But of course, we cannot. All we can do is look back with all the satisfaction of knowing that in one particular moment in time, we were happy, we were vibrant, we were living our life.  

 

Photographs make you realize how fleeting life is and you need to enjoy every second of every day. In the hustle and bustle of every day, we need those reminders. We need to be reminded of love, family, and friends. Or about experiencing the beauty of nature. That is why photos never go out of style. We want to capture every amazing moment of every day in our eagerness to be reminded of the good things in this life. We fear that we may forget those moments as soon as they are gone.  

 

That is what enthralled me about photography. I want to give the gift of special memories to other people. I want to be the instrument for them to be able to look back and smile at the beautiful moments they shared with their loved ones. Those special memories give them the joy and hope that they need to be able to make it through some of life’s toughest times.   

So, go ahead, take as many pictures as you like and always be reminded of the beauty of life.