Winters Grip and Finding my Path

For some reason winter will not let go. This weekend the temperatures plummeted. Winds picked up, and it was rough at times to be outside. Yet I made my way outdoors taking in every moment I could. Taking pictures, hiking, skiing and living. Another weekend draws to a close, and I find that I am sad at its passing. Again I am looking at a week of  being contained to an office.  I cannot help but mark the weekends passing with sigh.

Over the expanse. Photo by Colleen Ann.
Over the Expanse.
Photo by Colleen Ann.

I understand the place that work has in my life. I will throw myself fully into the task I am looking to accomplish. But over the last three years I have found that I lose motivation when I am inside all day. There are many who thrive in this environment, I am just not one of them. An educator along the way had told me “there is no money in writing” and I believed them. It would be easy to blame them outright, but its not fair. When it comes down to it, I made the decision to listen to their advice. I have gotten a late start, but I hope I can catch up, and make something of this.
I thrive when I am outside taking pictures, or writing about something I love. I want to take my passions and turn them into a career. I want to do something that I love and to document the beautiful things I see. There is so much out there is this world of our that I want to experience.  I want to break out of this regimented life I am leading. I want to take the photos that I take and the lines that I write and try to make an impact.

Finding my Direction. Photo By Colleen Ann.
Finding my Direction.
Photo By Colleen Ann.

I want to travel. To date, I have only been to a handful of states, and the furthest I have ever traveled is Washington D.C. I want to go out West, I want to see Yosemite, and the High Sierras. I want to walk through Yellowstone. I want to stand in the Badlands, and see the plains.  I have worked so hard, and am itching to explore the vast expanses of land within America. But most important, I want to live on my terms. I just haven’t quite figured how to do that yet. But the thousand mile journey begins with one step, and while I’m not at my destination, I think I am on my way.

Published by Colleen

My name is Colleen, and I am a writer and photographer from New Hampshire. I love exploring and discovering. I write pieces that focus around the history and landscape of New England, and other things that may come to mind.

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