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Friday, February 6, 2015

Doing What You Love

Summarizing today's post: Finding time to do what you love, happiness, & photography as an amplifier.

Photography, karate
shot at 170mm, ISO 800, f/5.6, 1/50th of a sec, WB set to fluorescent

Life can be so challenging. The hum-drum of everyday work life can really get to you if you aren't careful. The old saying "too much work and not enough play makes Jack a dull boy" rings very true when you pass that 60th hour in the work week.

The same thing applies with our young ones in school. Too much school and not enough time for extra "fun" stuff is not a healthy thing. I believe it is so important for kids and adults to have time for some fun stuff.

photography, karate
shot at 82mm, ISO 800, f/5, 1/50th of a sec, WB set to fluorescent

Our little boy enjoys Karate, and it is very good for him. Four times a week he gets to take a break from school and be with kids that share the same idea of fun that he has. Martial arts is so good for young ones because it teaches them discipline and allows them to have an outlet for their pinned-up energy at the same time. And if they enjoy, you have struck gold. It can turn into a lifetime of fun for them.

We are so proud of Gavin for sticking with Karate for almost 2 years now. We go see him practice whenever we can. He is "in his element" when he's at Karate. (See more on being in your element here.) 

Photography, happiness, karate
shot at 95mm, ISO 800, f/5.3, 1/50th of a sec, WB set to fluorescent

I really believe in photography as an amplifier to whatever it is that makes you happy in this life. It makes us all smile when we go back and look at these photographs. I'm so glad I had the chance to take the photographs you see above of Little Bud having a good time after a long day at school.

What about you? What do you do to break the work cycle every week? It is so important to find time--even if it's just a few minutes--to do something you love to do periodically thru the week. It's good for you.

Find your element, your happy place, and slip away for a moment today.

Thanks for reading and have a nice weekend!


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