As a general rule of thumb I always figuratively “look up” in life. The older I get the more I find myself taking risks and enjoying adventure. Now I don’t know how I would survive without them. It isn’t always easy, but I find it is always worth it.
One of the biggest risks/adventures of my life was living in Italy. There were days when I thought I was crazy that I had convinced my husband to sell everything we owned and relocate both of us in a foreign country where we didn’t speak the language. While it wasn’t without its trials it was a life changing experience. It seemed to me in Italy that there were always reminders about taking risks, always encouraging me, or reminding me life is is only as big and grand as the risks you take.
The day I took this picture I was in Cinque Terre. I was sitting on the beach in awe of the amazing architecture, and incredible views of the sea. I looked up and saw these boys standing on the edge of a cliff, opening their arms to take it all in and then diving into the glorious sapphire sea below. This shot for me is an inspiration for life, open your eyes, spread your arms and jump. It is always worth it.