Such wisdom! Great read for all ages.

Behind the Lens

Life can feel like a struggle when it is cool to hang out at coffee shops and you do not drink coffee.

Life can feel like a struggle when you only get 39 likes on an Instagram post instead of 40.

Life can feel like a struggle when you only get a B+ instead of an A.

What is it about a cup of coffee, a number, or a letter, that can control our lives in such a defining way? Why do we allow such things to mark us as relevant or irrelevant, popular or invisible, genius or stupid? How come we give them a say?

In this day and age it is very easy to get carried away and forget who we are; to forget who or what defines us.

As I reflect on 2015 in anticipation for the new year, I can see all the things I have allowed to define…

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