23 February, 2011

Be Who You Are...

Often we want to be somewhere other than where we are, or even to be someone other than who we are. We tend to compare ourselves constantly with others and wonder why we are not as rich, as intelligent, as simple, as generous, or as saintly as they are. Such comparisons make us feel guilty, ashamed, or jealous. It is very important to realize that our vocation is hidden in where we are and who we are. We are unique human beings, each with a call to realize in life what nobody else can, and to realize it in the concrete context of the here and now. We will never find our vocations by trying to figure out whether we are better or worse than others. We are good enough to do what we are called to do. Be yourself! (Henri Nouwen)

16 February, 2011


I am back. Sorry about the delay in posting, with the holidays and work... Things are settling down now. 

I've been thinking a lot about purpose recently. What makes me happy, brings me joy. What do I want to pursue in terms of career, calling, purpose. Those things can be the same or they can be very different.

I am going to register DBP in CO. I am researching photo sites to sell my work. I am going to TRY my hand at making even a partial living with photography. Here's to chasing a dream.

I took this photo in Cambodia. We were at a community center that had been a brothel only a few years before. What was once used to tear down and destroy was being used to educate and help. 

I still wonder if I was ever there. The entire trip feels like a dream. Rwanda does too. So does Ecuador. They all impacted me greatly, I learned so much, and yet, most days it feels like I never left home.