Art: Learn to Roll with the Punches
Go where life leads you. Stop trying to swim upstream. Find opportunitiy in new surroundings. Find the positive in your mistakes. No matter what your beliefs (scientific, religious, or otherwise) we all must have had something happen in our life that is just too much of a coincidence to ignore. Something that reassures us everything we’ve done in the past has lead us here for a certain reason. Maybe if you grow up in the same area your whole life, these occurrences are not as noticeable, but when you start traveling and meeting new people you will start to see it more.
We’ve all heard the saying, “it’s a small world” right after we meet someone across the nation who grew up in the small town next to ours. I like to think that each experience in life will lead to the next. For instance, if the economy didn’t start heading for the worst in 2007 I never would’ve left Las Vegas. If I never left Las Vegas I would’ve never traveled Europe or moved to Hawaii. If I didn’t move to Hawaii I might’ve never gotten into photography and art. If I wasn’t interested in photography and art I would’ve never left Hawaii to come to the East Coast for schooling. I would’ve never been to NewYork or Philadelphia, seen amazing concerts, met new artists and friends around the area, or met my girlfriend. I would’ve never tasted the amazing Amish food at the local Farmers Market. One thing I could’ve lived without is the worst Winter I remember experiencing…but hey, you gotta roll with the punches. How many bad photos or paintings of yours have led to the great ones? It’s all about looking at the bright side of things. Making lemonade when you’re served lemons. I’m sure I could list some more metaphors, but you probably get the idea. Where have the negative things in your life led you in a more positive way?