The Fortunate

The Fortunate...

This is a term I've heard used a lot the past year. That term alongside words like "wish", "dreams", "blessed", and most of all .... "Lucky"

Hate is a strong word, but these are words I dislike.

This insinuates that my lifestyle is a fluke, a luck of the draw, a happening or even a wish from a shooting star. This is not a chance, not a coincidence nor any other luck-based ideal. My Lifestyle is simple, My Lifestyle is my choice.

You see a lot of how I live through my images. Breathing in the salty sea breeze through a smart phone or listening to the rain on my tent through an image on your desktop. I love sharing this with everyone, it's the only reason people see my work.

For one very simple reason.

I have seen too many sunsets through a window in the city.

Because I remember being that person, sitting wishing he was outside. Wishing I could leave what made me feel down.

Then I realized wishing was working and the things that I have always had in life were taken, earned through hard work, persistence and love.

So that is what I did. I led myself by example. By following what I love to do. I became the fortunate. Sure, that involves a lot of work, but it means I am happy, and a lot of times scared but it keeps me alive and loving. Sharing what I've experienced is a part of that, and exactly why I am sharing this today.

"I'm a great believer in Luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it..."

Thomas Jefferson

Be lucky, be advantageous, be useful, be proud. Be opportunistic, be charmed or blessed. Have everything going for you. Be hopeful, hot, hit it big, and hold your Aces! Have all systems go, and get in the groove, on a roll, on a streak. Be golden.

Be fortunate

Most of all be ready, ready for that rush when you realize you've created your own luck.

Thank you all so much for reading this story! And thank you all for following the journey! #nothingbutlove

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