Trying > Not trying

“If you try, you risk failure. If you don’t, you ensure it.” ~Anonymous

I like this kind of math for life. “Trying > Not Trying.” If it helps you remember to step up, step out, and risk failure, then meditate on this, “Trying > Not Trying.”

Framing Her Flowers

My wife, Shelley started her floral design business a few months ago. She had always wanted to put her education and passion for design into action and landed on florals. Shelley recently got picked up by a network, and they provide a professional photoshoot for her online catalogue. Up to this point, it has been me with my iPhone 5 and VSCO app.

It’s time to quickly move forward with this. I’ll need to invest in lights and make a giant light box for all of my wife’s designs. As much as I love my iPhone 5, upgrading to a 6 or 6Plus will be a significant improvement. The other option would be to finally get a DSLR, but for now my budget is minimal. After discussing with my wedding photographer buddy, sounds like wisdom to get more bang for my buck by getting a new iPhone. That’s the plan and I’m sticking to it.

Lighten Up



The heaviness of life can be overwhelming. It’s important to keep things light. I have a few thoughts about attitudes towards work stuff, projects, and in general, all the stuff we have to do.

Lighten your load. Prioritize the stuff that’s most important. Those may not be the things are a screaming for attention. Identify the most important things, and break them down into smaller pieces. Make your mountain into smaller hills.

Lighten your grip. There may be stuff you need to let go. There may be tasks or projects in your workplace that someone else can do for you or with you. Most likely, they’re better and more efficient at it anyways. There are actual tasks and projects that are waiting for someone, who likes that kind of stuff, to do them.

Lighten your mood. Make the most out of your situations. Not everything is enjoyable to do, but find ways to make tasks and projects a pleasant experience. My personal tip: play music… all the time.

The demands of life: home, family, work, business, public and private can rush you like a flood. Lighten up.