Erongo, Namibia

deep thoughts in the desert

2011 was a rough year for me. I lost someone important to me. But it was here on the sand dunes in Namibia that I realized that everything was going to be okay--actually better than okay. Things were going to be great.

His passing crushed me, but it also revitalized me. It made me realize that you only have one life to live, and that how you live each day can soon become how you've lived your life. Am I living each day the way I want to? Are the sum of my moments what I want them to be?

It was here at 6am watching the sun rise over the sand dunes that I realized how much there was to appreciate. Instead of letting my loss crush me, I chose to let it inspire me. I made the decision to truly live and savor each moment.

In memory of Daniel.
sossusvlei national park
july 2011

deep thoughts in the desert