Day 192 of 365

It's odd how you can be so familiar with a place one minute and so foreign to it the next.  Yesterday I took some photos at my high school for about 20 minutes.  The picture I had planned to take looked like shit but behind what I was aiming to shoot there was this amazing sunset. 
It was hot, sticky, a few moms walked the track talking about an Evil CCD teacher....yeah sounds contradictory.  It was the first time I had been excited to shoot in a while.  I was so in the moment.  It made me realize how much I have been forcing myself to see a certain way for the past 6 months or more.  Distracted by so much in NY and there are things that distract me here as well but I let myself be yesterday.  Don't torture yourself.  Don't hold onto past models of success.  Your idea of success is ever changing and so should your ways of accomplishing your new goals.  The way you pass high school is regurgitating information, the way you become successful in life is creating new information of your own.  Don't let that outdated and flawed model hold you back.  Work hard, work smart, let things flow naturally, don't swim up stream.