A Cloudy Day at the Submarines

This photo was taken almost a year ago today. It would seem that I often forget about photos till some time later when I find myself digging through them again. In a way it’s nice because I forget just how…

This photo was taken almost a year ago today. It would seem that I often forget about photos till some time later when I find myself digging through them again. In a way, it’s nice because I forget just how wonderful a day was until I see a photo and then everything comes back in a flood. This is yet another photo from the day we spent shooting with Disney Imagineer, Dave Durham.

I rarely meet people so at ease and so full of life. It was inspiring just to spend the day with him. He’s brilliant and I found myself learning a lot from him, but what I didn’t realize right away was how much he inspired me to view life a bit differently. It was one of those experiences that just sticks with you. I was so impressed by his ability to find time not just for the things he needed to do, but also the things he wanted to do. Nothing seemed to burden to him.

I wish I could say the same for myself. Nonetheless, I’m grateful for this realization. It has helped me to see that it is possible to get a lot accomplished while still finding time to enjoy life. I’ve grasped the fact that the piles never really go away. Life continues going on whether or not I feel like I will ever catch up. It’s up to me to just let some things go and that’s ok. I will survive if there are things left undone and I will do more than survive, I’ll be a much happier person for it.

So for this new year, I look forward to living in the moment and making time for the things that inspire me and encourage me to do the things that I need to do. With that comes balance and balance is a beautiful thing

A Cloudy Day at the Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage at Disneyland

About Michaela Hansen

Michaela is an artist and photographer living in San Diego. She prefers yoga to running, hiking to shopping, and dark chocolate to just about anything else.
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