Picture This: April Sun, Poster, Smiles

The warmth of the sun touches the trickling water.

Some apple bread that was taken to make french toast with friends, the beautiful quilt made with love from a grandmother and a poster bringing whatever you need in life.

The smiles are those of a yummy dinner and the conversations of joy yet to come.

Sometimes You Fall Down

I picked up my life in a comforting little town to move to the big city of Atlanta. I sold my house, left my job, and went to work for a friend to help her with her growing photography business.

Guess what?

It didn't work out as planned. The stars didn't align magically and I didn't live happily ever after working at a job I loved.

I took a gamble that didn't pay out, and now I am currently unemployed for the first time in my life since high school.  The beautiful thing about this world we live in and the expectations we have, is that we do not have all of the answers, we do not know the plan for our lives.

However, I do know some things, and these are the things that I know to be true and am thankful for:

1. I am valuable, and have a strong résumé backing me up. 
2. My mom raised me right and I have enough money saved that I can look for a career that I love.
3. I have not burned bridge in my life, so I have a strong network of supporters.
4. Atlanta is still where I am meant to be therefore I do not have any regrets.
5. I am just can't help but see this situation in a positive light! I am just super excited about the future!


Breeze of Opportunity

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Hot air balloons are tricky to time just right. In order to take off the ground, the conditions for the day, hour and minute have to be perfect. It takes several people to fill this massive structure with enough air and then you have to wait until just the right moment. Sometimes, it won't even work on the day that you plan and you have to go back another time and try again.

However, when you get the chance, when you get the opportunity to ride high into the sky, boy oh boy what an adventure. The thrill of seeing the landscape below and the clouds becoming ever so closer. It is exhilarating.

While you are up on your flight, you are being tracked by a crew on the ground as to the direction the balloon is heading. Part of the fun is that your ultimate landing spot is left to be discovered.

Opportunities in this life are constantly brushing against us. They are the trade winds of this world. Not every breeze is the right one to jump on and sail away, the timing must be right, the conditions must be right. However, once we experience the leap off of the ground and start floating on our journey it is exciting, it is breathtaking. Even though our ultimate destination is unknown we try and predict to the best of our abilities, but ultimately we don't know.

Be thankful for a constant breeze, be ready to sail away and be excited for an unknown destination.