“Blaze of Glory”
This image is from the first shoot I went on with my @nikon
d800 and @sigma
art 24-70 2.8. My first full frame camera and my current set up. I found both in excellent condition on eBay. It was still more investment than I could afford so I sold off my music collectables- box sets, cds, vinyls, cassettes, shirts, posters, magazines, etc. to pay for them. It was one part down sizing, one part trading something useless for something useful. As much as I love music, did those things serve a purpose- not really, did they take up a lot of space- most definitely. I developed a habit of collecting at a young age through sports cards. I would spend all my money on them. I would work for them. That thought me a valuable lesson. In my adult life I have not gained financial success by any means, though I am thankful to have found a way to earn more than a lot of others. There were certainly times when I had to make decisions about how I was going to choose to spend a single dollar. I value those times because they thought me to really evaluate what is important. I started really thinking about my purchases when I did have the money. I started asking questions like, is this really going to serve a purpose? Am I really going to get use out of this? Is this what I really want? Sure there are already items we want but again are they going to serve a purpose. That purpose may only be joy- but that is a huge purpose!This may be common sense to most people, but to some people it may not, so if you are one of those people who it is not, I hope this helps you start to have a new perspective. It’s a perspective of the minimalist movement. Being a minimalist doesn’t have to mean having next to nothing, it just means that the things you have serve a purpose.
well I happy Friday to everyone if you’ve made it this far! 😁👋🏼👊🏼 A little about this photo it was taken from one of my favorite spots on earth, although I’ve only been to a handful of spots ha ha. This is Rampart Reservoir about halfway through a 16 mile hike (not exact on that) around the reservoir. That glorious mountain is Pikes peak a.k.a. America’s mountain getting a sunset sun bath.