Saturday, January 17, 2015

Just Doing What She Loves

"Just do what you love...don't worry about what others think"

The wisdom of Eddie And The Cruisers II continues to inspire...

...and just in time. I just got back from my Julia's gymnastics meet. The meet itself was OK, but frustrating...for me (and for her). I know she struggled, and in my hopes to raise her spirit, I didn't feel I took any good pictures. After processing them I feel there are some decent shots, but not great (I am used to getting her in the perfect position...at the top of the leap, at the perfect position)...

...so I played with Lightroom to see if I could tease out some good shots.

You know what?

I captured Julia's character:

Precision...from 20/hr a week dedication
 

Perfection...during warmups

Focus...and not caring what others think

Grace...in solitude

Gratefulness...to do what she loves

Effortless...backed by tons of effort

Friendship...with a coach who cares

Mounting up...after scratching bars

Flexibility...in what life throws her way

Balance...during struggles

Alone...but determined

Processing emotion when down...

Massaging...and resolving

Solitude...and a decision

Deciding to salute...to perform her best...doing what she loves


Thank you, J.  I really love watching you do what you love.

1 comment:

  1. When the real world is too real & absolutely feels like it's choking you. And you're having to swallow its results, the foundation to that walking around in-it life is the safe place we fall in the end--your family. Heard it was a tough meet, to say the least, but Julia had the greatest gift of all, family on the sidelines loving, supporting, waiting to be there to do what you all do best, come together as a family & worship who you are & how great life is when together. What is your norm, is perspective & inspiration for those around you. I am one of those people. Examples are everywhere. But great examples of people, family & friends are rare.....the Hintermeister's are rare.
    P.S. As always, Julia is far more beautiful than her sport! Either way, great job!!

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