High On Life

September 12, 2013 — 2 Comments

Photo by Adrienn Recio

2 Timothy 1:7 “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”

Last summer my brother and I were walking down Melrose when a guy named Adrienn stopped us with a camera and asked to take our photo. He said he was shooting people on Melrose for a book he wanted to create. I was impressed by his sense of fearlessness, so we let him take a few shots. He uploaded the photos within 24 hours, and we’ve since kept in touch on Facebook.

I truly found him to be an inspiration. In a town overflowing with artists, there is a ton of talking and not a lot of doing. Clarence and I asked Adrienn how he found the courage to step out in a place like Hollywood and approach people the way that he does. He shared a few points and I will now share them with you.

1. He doesn’t make plans for his day. This leaves room for what is meant to come to him and he can just do it. I found this to be incredible because many of us make ourselves so busy that we don’t leave room for God and His plans for our lives.

2. He is high on life. He doesn’t need any other substance now that he has found his purpose. When he picked up his camera 3 months ago he knew that he had found his calling and hasn’t looked back.

3. Forgiveness. He shared that forgiveness is what will allow you to get to the “next level”.

Since I have given up the substance of my choice (sugar) I have found my creative process to me much more nerve wracking, but also much more fulfilling. Have you ever picked up something and felt like you were finally doing what you were created to do? Are you still doing it, or do you find yourself running from it?

2 responses to High On Life

  1. 

    I love this Lezlie. I believe that I have found my calling, and look forward to sharing it with others daily (encouragement, inspiration).

    I also love that you and Clarence make friends so easily. There is a purpose for that 🙂

    These pictures are great!!!

  2. 

    Thank you <3.

    I totally see encouragement & inspiration connected to your calling Paula :). You already share it daily through your facebook posts. Do you see yourself using it in a different way eventually?

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