Caught between the past and the present. Some might call it a mid-life crisis. My relationship with time has changed. I no longer find myself wishing away time and racing towards a perceived brighter future like I once did. Sure, I am as goal-oriented and hard-working as ever. The real difference is that I've learned to appreciate the journey much more. Even while aspiring to a "better" life, I'm now able to really appreciate the here and now. It is possible to live for both today and tomorrow. Photography helps me keep that perspective. Life holds no guarantees and it is important to make good memories while you can. Having goals is motivating and accomplishing them is satisfying. My motto when tackling a big goal is "something is better than nothing"...meaning that you sometimes have to take little steps and keep pressing forward, even if it seems like you're only inching forward. Remember "The Little Engine That Could"? Keep on trucking...and don't forget to take a pit stop along the way!