Starting something new is both exciting and daunting. As a runner, I’ve found the hardest part of most runs is just getting out the door. I can relate to Newton’s First Law of Motion (aka “the law of inertia”): objects at rest like to stay at rest. When you’re standing still at the beginning of something it’s hard to know how to get going; where to even begin. Inertia—it’s an every day struggle.
Newton’s First Law of Motion also says that objects in motion tend to stay in motion. Fortunately, I can relate to this too. Once I start a run, it’s typically easy to keep going. Once I start writing, blank pages miraculously fill with words. Once I start editing photos, a final product takes shape in my mind and I am eager to push on. Inertia—it’s also momentum…forward and onward!
This isn’t my first blog, but I felt the need to start fresh. In the time between the last post on my old blog and now, I have accumulated a lot of photos, started a couple of projects, and dreamed up plenty of ideas to pursue further down the road. I’m excited about all of this—but it’s been hard to know where to start…
So I’ve decided to just start—to push past this state of rest and put things in motion. I’m hoping that by getting this first blog post over with inertia will, once again, be on my side (pushing me forward… and onward).
In sticking with the theme of fresh starts, here are photos of some fresh snow which fell over our Christmas holiday in Winthrop, Washington.
Here we go!