I’ve been thinking about life and change lately.
So many things have happened over the last couple of years, and I find myself reflecting often on how far I’ve come. The friends I’ve made. The books I’ve read. The places I’ve gone. The ways I’ve changed.
So many things.
And yet the reflection seems fruitless without going the extra step… I can count all the lessons I’ve learned, but what good are they, if I don’t apply them to this moment?
What is the purpose of learning, if not to be reciprocal, and turn into teaching? I don’t mean turning to share with others. While that may be a given, I mean teaching myself.
“I am here for this moment, and this moment is here for me.”
This metaphysical statement is echoing in my mind as I sit here and write. And I’m so powerfully aware that even just the act of typing is a bold reinforcement of the statement. Because I have a reciprocal relationship with life, with time, with purpose.
I am not overwhelmed, but full. I will not burst. This kind of fullness is designed for me, and I for it.
At the risk of sounding too conceptual, my life is but a beautiful balance of change–of learning and speaking, intake and output. A beautiful flow of words in and out that create streams and waterfalls that can refresh the soul and the mind–yes, maybe of others, but more importantly my own.
This life belongs to me, and I to it. There is duty and honor and love here. For me and for it.
It’s okay if no one else resonates or understands. It’s okay if this is both the first and last time that I feel these sentiments. But I’m here for it today. And that’s enough.
SOUTHERN WISCONSIN & BEYOND
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Amanda Ly Warren is a wedding and portrait photographer based in Southern Wisconsin. Servicing the local area of Watertown and the surrounding areas. Providing services for weddings in the greater Madison area, greater Milwaukee area, and across the United States. Specializing in capturing creative and classic portraits paired with authentic storytelling to produce timeless, emotional wedding photography. The Midwest is home, but available for travel nationwide.
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