One of my favorite things in the world is being out in nature. Both the ocean and the mountains, I have equal portions of love for. When I am out discovering and capturing life through my lens and immersing myself in landscape photography, whether here in San Diego my current home base or anywhere my wanderlust heart takes me, I often stop, take a minute to breathe, and listen to the stories and lessons our great big world has to tell and teach us. Star gazing and star trails tell me a story of our inner most light where our dreams are born. These dreams that propel us through life need to be protected. We need to surround ourselves with our inner circles of souls that encourage us, help us grow, hold us accountable when needed for wanting to give up on our dreams when we should not. There will be times that will happen on our journeys. When we look at the sky with our naked eye we see the northern star, our guide in so many different forms. It shines bright and seems to be strong, solitary even. However when viewed through a lens for a few minutes one realizes the “inner circle” that surrounds it.

I consider myself blessed with an inner circle of solid, yet gentle and compassionate souls that will always be truthful with me as I with them. Together we walk our own journey’s but always are within reach to share stories, encouragement, laughter and love no matter the physical distance. Just like the star trails that cannot be seen by the naked eye, yet we know they are there.

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs

Keep in your circle’s the ones that make your heart, soul, dreams and mind expand.

Happy Wednesday!