I was born and raised in sunny Southern Arizona.
LETTING GO OF THE ROCK
There are these creatures that live on rocks at the bottom of a fast moving river. One day, one of the creatures said "I'm bored, I think I'm going to let go of the rock." Her loved ones said "NO! Don't let go of the rock! If you do you will be swept down the river, beaten against the rocks and die!"
The creature said "I'm dying anyway!" and let go of the rock. Sure enough, she was swept down the river and was beaten and bruised from hitting against the rocks. But she did not die! As she was swept down the river, she eventually learned how to float. Then she learned how to swim!
It was a new found sense of freedom that she had never had before! She was able to swim further and further down the river and eventually came to a community of other creatures who thought that she was special, and so different then them. But she said "No, I'm no different from you, I just let go of the rock!"
What is the rock you cling to?
A wonderful friend of mine shared the story above to me. I realized that I was my truest self when I was working horses, or honing my artistic still as a photographer. I was dying clinging to my 40 hour a week, sit at a desk all day "rock".
LETTING GO OF MY ROCK
you will not die if you let go
It was incredibly terrifying to let go of my rock. "What if I cant make any money?" "What if no one likes my work?" "If I fail, Ill lose everything" But I was not going to learn to float with that attitude.
LEARNING TO SWIM
Bring it to life