AUGUST 28TH 2015
Kennebunkport, MAINE, U.S.A.
Kennebunkport is an area filled with tourists. There are spots all over this beautiful little town, specifically marked and easily accessible, where people can take photos with the scenery. For my blog I like taking photos in isolated places so that the beauty of the scenery can shine through with no distractions. That being the case I wasn't about to take photos in an area where tourists would be in the background of all of my shots. Consequently, instead of taking the marked path to where everyone else was taking pictures, we decided to carve out our own path in a more secluded area. The footing was tricky and we almost got stranded out on the rocks as the tide was coming back in! but I think forging our own trail definitely paid off for these pictures. As we were leaving I noticed that several other tourists - who had been watching our photoshoot in progress - were making their way down the trail we had created, hoping to get some beautiful shots as well.
Travelling the path of least resistance is often the most appealing option but that doesn't mean that it is the most fulfilling. Often the most rewarding experiences and achievements come when we have had the courage to go where no one else has. Stepping out and being the first to do something, whatever it may be, is exciting and of course it always feels great when others recognize your achievements and try to imitate your success. While comparing life goals and achievements to walking on some slippery rocks may seem silly, the analogy nonetheless provides the perfect illustration.
If there is something out there that you really want to do, don't let anyone tell you that you can't because it's never been done before or because it's too risky. Take the initiative, be a leader and go for it! The footing may be tricky but oh so worth it!
"Do not go where the path may LEAD; go instead where there is no path and leave a TRAIL." - Ralph Waldo Emerson