Meant to be

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I took these on my way home this evening, the sun was just setting and there was still enough light to snap a few photos – so I did.

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+ I thought I would share a little text here, I received this last week and it really resonated with me. Leave a comment below if it does with you too:

It’s so tempting to look at your present life situation, at whom you’re with, at where you work, at what you have and have not, and think to yourself: ‘This was obviously meant to be… I’m here for a reason.’

And to a degree, you’d be right. But you are where you are because of the thoughts you used to (and may still) think, and so you are where you are to learn that this is how life works – NOT because it was meant to be.

Don’t give away your power to vague or mysterious logic.

Tomorrow is a blank slate in terms of people, work, and play, because it, too, will be of your making. You will again have that sense that it was meant to be, no matter who or what you’ve drawn into your life.

Nothing is meant to be, except for your freedom to choose and your power to create.

I receive emails like this one everyday in my inbox. Not all of them mean something to me, sometimes I just don’t relate to the words at all, or they just make me laugh because I find the message a bit too exaggerated… But once in a while the emails actually make me stop and think about whatever it is for a bit and it’s nice to have these little moments of clarity.:) I’ve been saving my favorites – perhaps I will start sharing them here on my blog.

If you want to check out the website where it’s from, it’s called The Universe Talks.

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Tradução: Fotos tiradas hoje durante o pôr-do-sol + um texto que recebi por email na semana passada que me intrigou (é sobre as coisas estarem destinadas VS o poder de escolha).

Week 3 – IG Photo Challenge

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Here’s the breakdown for week 3 of the ‘photo a day’ challenge on Instagram, for the month of April: #fmsphotoaday

  • Click the images to see them on Instagram along with their captions.

Day 17 – Home-made

I made popcorn the day before and took a photo because it would fit the next day’s theme – woohoo ahead of myself for once!

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Day 18 – Open

While I was opening all dolls, I thought about the other challenge theme (the weekly one) and it was #MyWeekOfMoreCircles – so that’s why I ended up aligning them like that.

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Day 19 – My city

I had in mind going outside of town and take a pic of the view above the city, but then the day turned out to be busy and by the end of the afternoon I just got lazy to go all the way there just for the photo. So I used this one that was taken that same day, during the morning at a photo shoot by the lake.

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Day 20 – Entrance

I tried to find a place in the neighborhood with a cool entrance, but there was nothing interesting… So I thought the entrance of the park would do just fine.

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Day 21 – Cut

Just a strawberry cut in half and some nuts in there to fill the background, it kind of came together naturally while I was on the kitchen. I guess people must really like this type of shot, as I usually don’t get comments on my pics and for this one I did.

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Day 22 – Earth

I went to the park and took a few different pics, I ended up using this one. I was thinking of taking one of the sky and caption it “the view from Earth” or something like that lol But then I thought the trees and the field would be a better representation, also because it was #EarthDay.

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Day 23 – Arrow

It was raining so much that day, I was in town for a couple of hours but with an umbrella in one hand and the groceries bag in the other, I would only stop for a photo if it was really worth the trouble. In the end, I found an arrow at home when playing a board game.

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Day 24 – My Fave Food

Today’s breakfast – I have a lot of favorites, breakfast food is one of them.

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Thoughts:

Once again I didn’t really take photos in advance (except for the ‘popcorn’ one), but this week wasn’t as bad! I didn’t have that horrible feeling of taking the pics last minute, I was much more aware of the challenge and every morning I would remember to check the theme list. I guess the sunny weather helped too! Also, after 2 weeks taking a photo every day it becomes part of the routine and doesn’t feel as such a chore anymore.

Something I noticed was that Instagram daily posts became the priority. Since I’m not one of those people who can blog + post on all social media every single day, along with everything that happens in the ‘offline life’… I’m just posting less here on the blog and everywhere else but IG.

Anyway, just six more days to go!😉

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Tradução: O resumo da terceira semana do desafio fotográfico no Instagram (#fmsphotoaday).