Galactic Changes 

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Tokina 11mm Lens

ISO2500 25sec f2.8

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Ancestry Tree

I used a Canon 70D

Tokina 11mm Lens

ISO500 13sec f2.8

Image by Ian Norman

 Why are we afraid of change? Sometimes change can lead to a good outcome, but often times it’s the uncertainty that overwhelms us. Imagine being in what you consider a good place in life, when suddenly an opportunity shows up that can improve the good life you were living.  Most people would not hesitate to seize the opportunity, but many of us will think twice about it. We think twice because this opportunity brings change, even if it’s a good change, it can leave us feeling insecure. Disrupting our comfortable life. We may ask ourselves if we are good enough or if we are ready to leave behind the comfortable life we have. I know many people who have worked the same cleaning job and lived in the same place for over 20 years. Can we say these people are comfortable, and just don’t see themselves doing anything else? Or is it their lack of surety that has kept them in the same place for decades? Have you ever come across someone who is so comfortable where they are that they are blind to all the possibilities out there? Have you tried encouraging this person to move forward? It gets very discouraging to see someone waste their life doing the same thing everyday, without any ambition towards the future. What is life without goals and ambitions? In my opinion, you aren’t really living if you don’t embrace change. I think its normal to be scared, but that shouldn’t hold you back from moving forward and persevere in life. If you ever find yourself feeling scared or anxious about change, write down the advantages and disadvantages. Think of the advantages this change can bring. And how it can improve your life. Learn to adjust yourself to the conditions you have to endure. Each of us have the opportunity to change and grow. Keep strong and never give up!

"We believe and we hold our beliefs to be true and sacred until the day we discover that we were duped. The end of belief is a challenging moment. You feel lonely, unconnected, with nothing to hang on. Your life becomes empty and aimless. You curse the day doubt entered your mind but you cannot undo the damage. You need to find a new direction for your life, something new to hang your hope on to continue living. And most of the time that thing is you. At that junction in life you will need to believe in you to continue living.”  - Bangambiki Habyarimana
























Is it normal to have this sense of curiosity that doesn’t appear to ever go away? Curiosity about where we come from? How far back can we trace our ancestors? Sure we all hear stories are passed down through our generations. Where did our great great grandparents come from, and where they die? But how can we be sure? If the grandparents who are still alive and telling these stories aren’t even sure themselves. To them is also hear say, and passed down. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been an explorer. Discovering new mountains to climb, new beautiful views of the country where I live. Passionate about traveling the world. I love to just stare at the night sky and wonder what it would be like to live in a much more advanced civilization. Do you all ever feel as if you were born 100 years too early? From these stories that are passed down; I was told I had Italian and Spanish heritage. Curiosity made me purchase an AncestryDNA test the other day,  and I’m currently awaiting the results. What if I do end up having Spanish and Italian roots? How exactly can I trace down my bloodline without having a record of names, dates, and exact locations? I would be happy to visit these countries just to learn more about their culture, and hopefully learn a bit about myself as well. I’m in a position in life where I have no responsibilities that prevents me from traveling. Sure we all have bills that need paying, but I wouldn’t necessarily say that the bills I have are tying me down. I have a good job that pays well, but who wants to work a corporate 9-5 job? There are so many places to see in this world, so many undiscovered phenomena’s of nature, so much history waiting to be learned and historic sites waiting to be explored. I’ve read blogs about people who quit their 9-5 job. They take a leap of faith and move across the World with the little savings they have. They hope for the best and take it day by day. Eventually these people commercialize their blogs, earning them income by which they can sustain themselves. How exactly can I do that? How can more people do this? I think deep down we are all explorers, we all want to see the world, and we all want to be part of something bigger. I personally do not want to live this corporate lifestyle. It’s normal to want more out of life, everyone wants to have a better life. In the end, I think it takes a leap of faith to accomplish the things you want. Some money is involved, but, we do not need to be rich to accomplish our dreams. It takes hard work, perseverance, and fighting to never give up on your dreams.