Orange Photographer | on focusing

You all think I’m so positive and motivated and focused on the Goodness. Which, 90% of the time, I most certainly am (disclaimer: 79.8% of statistics on this website are made up). However, negativity and discouragement are big bad wolves that I can’t always run from. Sometimes I have to slow down to catch my breath, then they catch up with me.

Negativity. Such a strong word that evokes such strong feelings from us all; a strong energy that can so strongly force all else to stall. When put to action, negativity’s strength can make everything around it fall.

I try to avoid it. Daily. But sometimes I can’t help but get sucked in and overcome. And unfortunately, the last few weeks, negativity’s strength has weighed me down and those big bad wolves have been circling me and scratching and barking so loud I’ve lost focus.

For those of you who are around me constantly, forgive me. This is my public apology for being a lame-o complainer the last few weeks. I’ve let negativity take over and have been negative with you. Forgive me. This is my public confession that I’m not so happy-go-lucky as much as it may seem. I get down too. I get overloaded and lost but am learning every day how to better rise up when I fall.

So here’s to looking up. Here’s to moving on. Here’s to patting those wolves on the head and saying, ‘alright boy, go lay down now,’ and continuing along the bright and positive path.

orange photographer www.lovatoimages.comPINME

self portrait, May 29, 2011

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  • June 1, 2011 - 9:16 am

    Magic - You go girl, we all know you’re a Joyologist at least 90% of the time… we love that about you and can accept that wolf to show up now and then! xo

  • June 1, 2011 - 10:18 am

    Liz - This is why I love you. This is why you inspire me to me better, more positive, see the light rather than the dark. I am grateful for our friendship because I know having you in my life reminds me I am not alone. You keep me motivated and I love you.

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