So, I found these two rolls of film that had not been developed. I was wondering, "What is on these rolls?" and for the life of me, I couldn't remember. So, I went ahead and had them developed. On one roll of film, I had taken pictures of our Spain trip 2005, in celebration of my completion of the big PhD. They were beautiful pictures and made me want to go on another trip, but then again, everything makes me want to go on a trip....I love adventure, relaxing, seeing and experiencing new things and new cultures.
But, the next roll of film was, by far, my favorite. It took me back to the fun and carefree days when I lived in sunny California. Back then, life was simple. No worries. Sharon and I lived in an apartment that backed up to a used car lot (I jokingly call 'the ghetto') and substitute taught in schools in the ghetto. I also tutored after school. Making money/saving money was not a goal, it was just a way to pay the bills. In the meantime, I lived life fully. If I thought I could afford to take a day off from subbing, I would take the day off and go on an adventure. The adventure would be either hiking in the mountains to enjoy God's creation (45 minutes away), going to the beach to surf or read or be with God(45 min away), biking around town, going to the park to read, walking to Whole Foods (about 4 miles away), whatever! It is so easy to forget that life should be carefree and simple like that. Yes, I have more responsibilities now, but I am not going to use those as an excuse to not live a free life God wants me to live, enjoying his presence, his beauty in nature, and his fellowship he wants me to have with others. Living in Boise, ID has made it simpler to get back to the bare basics of life, for me. Here are some of the pictures I found on my roll of film. It was a time that Tia came and visited and Sharon, Tia and I went surfing!