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Walk to the beach

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I do promise to move on from my repetitive water scene subject matter soon. It just seems that no matter how I look at an object, I always see something different. And no matter how long I stare, the ocean never gets old. Theres always a new story waiting to be told. Wait….that rhymes!
Have a wonderful weekend~
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Through my eyes

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Lately I’ve been overly fascinated with the art of photography. Back a few months ago I posted my first “photo journey” as well as recap of my first experience with a garden, just to get a feel for what it would be like to incorporate pictures into my blog. Along with writing, photography is something I’ve been playing around with for the past few years or so. Originally, I really didn’t think much of it. There would be times when a certain scene would pop up at just the right second or a “kodak moment” would catch my eye, but it never seemed to be much more than just that. But, thats how it always begins…Slowly I started noticing that words were emerging out of these images. I started learning that so much more could be portrayed that we may not otherwise be able to say with words of our own. I’m finding it to be an amazing form of communication and another way for me to share my journey.
I’ve noticed that where words have been failing to say what is meant, photographs have been filling in the empty spaces for me. But what Im really figuring out is that its actually changing the way I see things all together. What used to look like ordinary everyday objects now appears to tell a story all of its own. I love being able to look through see something totally different than someone else, but also knowing it is still one in the same. I love being able to capture a moment and a feeling all in one, in a language that is universal for all to understand. And I feel that is one of the purest forms of communication there is.
This started out as a place for me to share some of my own thoughts and writings and from day one, I knew it would change- hence “Freedom to Change“. And so far it has done just that……but as far as I can tell, there is nothing saying there is anything wrong with doing so!
So for now, I’m going for what comes naturally to me- and if it happens to be photography, then so be it.
If you follow my blog for my writings and poems, I promise there will be more to come soon. But in the meantime, I hope you keep reading and watching as my journey evolves and the way the world looks through my eyes changes along with it. Theres no telling where it may lead next.

~SMS

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About Me

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Hi everyone, someone, anyone….my name is Sheila and welcome to my blog- or shall I say the start of a blog. I’ve never done this before, hence I’m a tad bit nervous but probably more excited than anything. I tend to get a little carried away, (I apologize in advance) so try to bear with me here.
 
I am originally from south Florida, but now live in North Georgia. I guess that could be labeled as “From beaches to the peaches”? Florida will always be where I’m from, but Georgia is now my home and is where change has brought me for the time being.
 
I have two dogs that I love unconditionally, despite their tendency to be mischievous. At times they can be more sentimental than people, and I think that goes for all animals.
 
I love baking, gardening, traveling, photography, and virtually everything in between. (This includes: chocolate, Hawaiian flowers, yoga, and the color purple.)
I am fascinated by everything, because the world is absolutely amazing.
I dream of traveling and seeing and experiencing the many, many different things in life. I believe life should be lived to the fullest, everyday and in every way possible. Each day I learn something new, and in this world, as long as you stay open to the endless possibilities, you can and will never stop learning.

I am a strong believer in everything happens for a reason, whether reasons are present at the time or not.

One of my dreams is to live in Hawaii and I have no doubt in my mind that I will be able to do so.
The one thing you should know about me, if nothing else, is that writing is my passion. I promise you, and this is no lie: I will drop everything without a moments notice to write down an idea when it comes to me. My poems and stories are a part of me. My whole life, my world, and the world around me, along with so many other things I’ve felt, learned, experienced or just want to remember, all come to life in my writings.

People throughout your life will try to stand in the way of what you truly want. Sometimes that person can be yourself. I have learned to accept this as something to be grateful for instead of something that should be despised. Everyone has a right to an opinion and a voice, and that’s part of what makes us human beings.  I will never try to tell someone the way they should do things, but I will always treasure what they have to say.  I will never hold a grudge towards anyone for anything, ever. Life is too short and in the big picture, its meaningless.

We were all born to have a purpose. We can all have, be and do anything we want. Each one of us has the potential to make a difference, to choose what we want out of life, to find our true joy and most importantly, we have the ability to change any piece of that at any time. Writing has helped me to understand the things I could not explain, or explain things I could not understand. Its spontaneous, unpredictable, magical and just plain amazing…just like life. And maybe that’s why I love it. Everything about it – every aspect of it – in the most obsessive and undeniable way possible, because like life, it too is always changing and no one can ever stand in the way of that.
 
My point? Have I left you wondering? I hope so.

I feel pretty confident that this first posting inevitably will be the hardest. Whether anyone will read this or not, I do not know. But obviously you have found me, so thank you, and I love that you have taken the time to read my page.

As far as a point goes, I can’t say absolutely that I have one, because there is so much that is still unwritten. My goal for this blog is just to write about what I know about. My intention is not to try and provide answers, because I don’t have all the answers. In fact, I probably don’t have many at all. I only want to share with you what I’ve learned and the experiences in my life, and in return perhaps you could do the same. As I’ve said before we are always learning and we all experience things differently. There is no plan engraved in stone for anyone of us. And thats the beauty of it! Whether you know what you want or not, there should be nothing to stop you from believing in it. Believe in your dreams, in who YOU are.

 One thing I know for sure is this: Happiness is not something that rest in the opinions of others, always remember that. You always have the freedom to change, but you have to find what makes YOU happy. When you find that, chase after it with all of your heart. Capture it, embrace it, remember it, and what ever you do, never let go. ~

This is who I am, and I am never letting go.