Have you ever got to a point where you look back and realise that you’ve come a long way? You made it thus far through all the weird twists and have survived life’s curve-balls and while you should be filled with a sense of accomplishment, it feels like something’s amiss.
You look ahead and all you can see is see is…well, very little, if anything at all. The future holds so much that is unknown and that can be incredibly scary. You realise that you’re on your own path and you have no idea where it leads and yet you’ve got to keep walking.
Now, don’t get me wrong – the very fact that you’re standing where you are proves that you’ve come a long way but that also means you’ve got a long way to go yet. The fog of uncertainty can be intimidating but you know you’ve got to feel your way through. Progress, at times, may be slow but that’s the only way forward. It’s might never be easy but you need to carry on.
A lot of what’s been going on recently has left me thinking along those lines and while I would be lying if I said the future doesn’t scare me at times, it would be remiss of me not to mention what actually gives me hope. At the expense of sounding preachy and cheesy it really is God who give me hope. When I look back I realise that I would not have made it where I am today without His help and that can be incredibly comforting because while the future can be ambiguous, I know He’s still going to be there leading, guiding and comforting me whether I ask for it or not and that is all that should really matter. What gives me solace right now as I reminisce about the past and wonder about what the road ahead may lead is that assurance that He’s right here beside me.
A friend once asked me why I write what I do and why I relate it to the pictures I post. I don’t have a definitive answer but it’s probably because each picture holds some sort of meaning for me. Each picture isn’t just about beauty or documentation – it’s also about emotions. It’s about how it makes me feel and how I want anyone who views it to connect with it in their own unique way.
This picture to me is about a whole lot more than what I’ve written but I hope someone else can get something out of it too.
“I’m still not done; I’m only half way there
I’m a million miles away from where I’m from
But there’s still another million miles to come“
– Trouble by Avicii
This was shot on the OnePlus 2 and edited in Snapseed.