Posted by: David McKay | August 9, 2012


My last post I started by saying I wanted to jump start my writing. Lately, life has been playing havoc with any kind of schedule other than just getting from one day to the next and I had let the writing slide.

If you have ever done any kind of writing and thought to yourself that perhaps you might actually be good at writing and then you one day realized that in order to actually be good at something you actually had to do it, then you know how I feel on most days.

I have been trying to do this “Photo a Day Challenge” through facebook for the last three months. It goes one month to the next and there is a subject for each day. For example, today’s photo subject is “messy.” I could take a picture of my kitchen counter, or the floor of my car. Or my life. Or being a teacher. Our society would fit. Human existence.

A photograph, words on paper – these are ways to distill the mess into precise form.

The challenge we all face – finding a balance between the past and the future, here in the now of the present? That can be messy. It usually is. Watching human life unfold in all its glorious mess is a wonderful thing.

My daughter drools and pees and poops. That can be messy. But what a joy! Such a beautiful life! How incredibly happy she is to be alive to have the chance to do all of that!

Is there something you know that you are good at, but just aren’t putting enough of your energy into? I imagine there might be something – for each and every one of us. Start thinking about what that is, and what you can do to make a change. Do that today. Challenge yourself.

And do that again tomorrow. Repeat.

I believe that life is about becoming.

Thanks for reading.

Responsibility is not convenient — it’s necessary.

Rethink. Refuse. Reduce. Reuse. Reimagine.



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