Well that was fast

Don't you find August went by a little too fast?

I kind of just realized that this morning when I checked my calendar and was like ''Shit! Shit shit!''

It's been about 6 months now that I have been working on a wicked project that will soon become public (about a month to go folks!) and it's that scary feeling of knowing you don't have that much time left to complete it before times up.

Summer isn't over yet, and lets face it - for us surfers the good times are just beginning. But it made me realize how I didn't have the opportunity to fully enjoy my summer. I guess from all the work I have been doing, I didn't realize how fast days were flying.

And then before I knew it, we have reached the month of September.

September's cool tho, surfing season is starting up. People are going back to their weekly routines which means there's less humans around.

(Hint - I was at the wave the other day and was completely alone.)

The anxiety I was experiencing of not having enough time to complete my work, suddenly started to disappear. Just take one day at a time and seriously, just chill.

But you know me, I am like... The person that's going to worry the most about everything.

(coffee break)

I don't really know where I am getting at with this article, but I really felt the urge to write something.

What I am trying to get at (I guess) is the fact that life really is short. You don't realize it that much when you're on the go all the time, but when you reach those moments when you just stop and think about where you're at it's kind of... scary? But... cool at the same time?

I remember just about a year ago, I was still working as an educator for lululemon and wasn't sure what kind of photography I wanted to do yet. Like a transition mode.

And now, just one year a part, I am doing what I love every single day and found a passion for surf, travel and lifestyle photography. I met so many inspiring humans to help me get to where I am and my friends and family have pushed me every single day.

In only one year I accomplished things I didn't really think I would. Even if they seem like small things, in reality they were pretty important life changing events and accomplishments.

Maybe you wouldn't call swimming with sharks a life changing experience, but for someone like me, who has always dreamed of seeing an actual shark, had the opportunity to not just see one, but to cage free dive with them.

I like to believe that I accomplished so much using the simple power of goal crushing. Something I have learned at lululemon, will always be engraved in my heart.

What have you always wanted to do?

Write down 20 things you would love to accomplish in one year?

Even if they seem to good to be true.

Just by writing down these goals, it will push you even further to reach them. You might not accomplish all of them in one year, but you will do a lot more than if you never wrote them at all.

I've always been someone who has an ultimate goal in life, but that always seems to be going with the flow. We will see what happens etc. And it's good to have that ''we will see where life brings me'' kind of mentally. But it's good to have some goals to go with it.

It will just inspire you even more and guide you towards the right direction without really noticing it.

So what's your ultimate goal?

 

Alex,