Who, what, where, when, why, and how?

I have many thoughts - most are not important or deep but I always wonder if anyone else thinks them. I cannot be the only one, right?

If you have thought of any of these or you have some weird/ funny thoughts/questions, let me know! I would love to know what other people are thinking.

Why do pimples exist? Other than to annoy the living heck out of me and make me insecure!

What arm rest is mine at the movies? And why do they make theatre rooms where the seats are so close to the screen? They could definitely add those two rows to the back of the farthest rows.

Adding to the movie thing: why don’t they have an option where you can watch an hour of previews?

Do I have to get a new driver’s license every time I change my hair colour?

Why does my pinky-toe look so weird?

Who made up words/ language? Also, why wouldn’t they just pick different words for “their”, “there” and “they’re”? And who made up apostrophes, commas, semicolons, etc.?

Why do buildings exclude the 13th floor? If you go from 12 to 14, isn’t 14 the new 13? (a question from a recent wedding where there was no table 13 which I also did not know was a thing).

Why are hockey nets so small but soccer nets so big?

Why does my cat stare at me for so long?

Why is it 7-years of bad luck if you break a mirror? Who makes these superstitions up?

Why did Geri (Ginger Spice) leave the Spice Girls? Did she really think she could do better on her own? Tsk tsk..

How is a 17 year old supposed to know what they want to do as a career/ choose colleges or universities to apply to when they can’t even vote or do a lot of things without the consent of their parent’s?

I saw this question once and it kind of made sense to me (it’s a weird one): why is 11 not pronounced “onety one”?

Why are there silent letters?

Why do I make a wish on an eyelash but not an eyebrow hair? Why do I make a wish on an eyelash…? Haha! I wish they wouldn’t fall out!

Why do older people tell me to smile? Like, who do they know that walks around smiling all the time? My face needs a rest or else I am going to look like a major creep!

I think I will stop here but I may do this again once I have more thoughts written down and if you like it! If not, I may do it anyway, haha!

the before - the charlotte letter

She has been feeling it for a while now - that sense of awakening. There is a gentle rage simmering inside her, and it is getting stronger by the day. She will hold it close to her - she will nurture it and let it grow. She won't let anyone take it away from her. It is her rocket fuel and finally, she is going places. She can feel it down to her very core - this is her time. She will not only climb mountains - she will move them too.

'Her Time'  by Lang Leav

 

There are many days I feel defeated. I feel run down, out of sorts, out of creativity. This age of social media presses us to show the best and most beautiful life. We are encouraged to share "the after" and not "the before". But it is the before that makes the after beautiful - worth sharing with Instagram. The before is the story - it is the plot that leads to the fairytale ending that the world gets to see. The before is the battle with the orcs, or the insane journey to Mordor (Jenn, I know you will appreciate these references!). Without the before, the after would not exist. There would be no lesson learned, no inspirational quote, and no growth.

I want to make it a goal of mine to embrace more of the before moments in my life. Where was I a month ago? A year ago? 5 years ago? What and who has made me into the person that I am today? What lessons have I learned? I want to look at how far I have come - both in life in general and in my photography. I want to embrace more of the storylines in my life. I want to figure out the pivotal moments that made me want to progress and make a difference in my life. I want to "climb mountains and move them too".

And I encourage you all to take a moment and look at who you are. What is your story? What is a lesson you have learned that has helped to shape who you are at this moment?