“Life could be simple, but you never fail to complicate it every single time.”
-Mika, Blame it on the Girls
Do you ever just sit anywhere with your headphones on, music playing, and observe the people around you? Me, myself and I is a fine place to exist, but every now and then, stepping outside of the individualistic bubble, can lead to some of the greatest discoveries you may ever make to transform your life. One of my favorites is the deep revelation that nobody really cares if you you’re wearing mismatched socks with holes in them, or that you and your husband just got separated because you were sick of him fantasizing about his male gym buddy. If you’ve ever been the topic of insane gossip, you realize that the agonizing moment lasts the time it takes for others to tell your story, and maybe not even that long if some hotter gossip comes along sooner. Your hypersensitive skin becomes leather, and when you no longer care what others think or have to say about your life, you are free.
This freedom leads you to observe others. Their innate pessimism, negativity, rampant complaining, crying and carrying on, leads you to begin your crusade to try to save the next person from having to listen to the unleashing of their hopeless existence.
“I just want to live in a world of mountains, coffee, campfires, cabins and golden trees, and run around with a camera and a notebook, learning the inner workings of everything real. “
– Victoria Erickson