Things that matter

OK…I took an unexpected break from writing and sharing pics. My schedule, once again, got to me and I just had no words that were worth writing. We also had some friends in town. But, I did manage to spend quite a bit of time thinking. It was good and it was needed.

One of the things that has been on my mind is focusing on the things that matter. This past month has been incredible, but I have been caught up in the so called race of life and I forgot to take care of the things that really matter. I got lost in a few things that just don’t really matter. With my crazy schedule ending in another week or so, I am going to refocus on a few things that really matter.

I need to spend more time with my incredible family.

We are planning our summer and we have a few family trips planned. Our family is happiest when we are together. I can’t wait.

I need to have more fun with my kids and further develop my photography skills.

I need to quit wasting time and money on diversions that aren’t getting me to my end goal with photography. That being to always get better, learn some proper post processing, and learn flash photography.

I need to ride my bike more and keep dreaming big!

I need to simply ride the bike I love just for me and not for anyone else. Not for capturing imagery for here or for work. Just because I love it and it makes me feel great.

Those are the things on my mind. Sure there are other things on the list, but I know when these three things are present in my mind and in my life, I am much happier. These are the things that motivate me and challenge me and the rest falls into place.

I am also going to make some changes to my habits. The first thing that is going to get seriously modified is Facebook. Good bye Facebook. I’ll keep my account as I occasionally need it to post on Salsa Cycles Facebook page, but at least for a while, I am done. My close friends can contact me by phone or email.

I am going to get my things in control and chip away at the things that matter. It’s the only way I know to get me to where I want to be.

One thought on “Things that matter

  1. Great post! I love the site and can relate on a lot of levels. I’m a daily bike commuter in Portland OR. I ride a Trek Portland, about 14 miles daily, regardless of the weather. I have 3 kids, 9,7, 4 and shoot with a NEX 5N. Looking forward to reading more!

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