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  • Writer's pictureOlivia Diane

Chasing Sunsets - Mel & Olivia

Updated: Mar 27, 2019

Everyday life has a way of blurring the lines of time. Seconds blur into minutes, into hours, into days. We can be so focused on the grind, that we miss the little things. The sunset over the horizon; the freshly blooming pear trees in the spring; the way the fog settles like fluffy white pillows around the mountains in the early morning.

I can remember as a kid, my parents saying "Wow! Look at the sky today!" or "Let's sit and watch the rain storm tonight!" I didn't get it then, but over the years I've grown to appreciate the lessons they taught me on how to stop and appreciate God's creation; in people, nature, and the day to day.

It took time for me to slow down enough to stop and appreciate the little things and the extraordinary beauty that unfolds around us every day. Too often, the little things go overlooked: a quick glance, a passing thought, and nothing more.

This has been a big year for me - from being extremely sick, to surgery, to working a full time job on weekdays, and being fully booked with photography every weekend and most evenings.

The crazy thing is that in a time where I've been the most busy and life has, in some ways, been the most chaotic, it's also the time that I've learned to appreciate and cherish the little things more than ever before.

Now when I see a gorgeous sunset, I really let it soak in. Occasionally, I grab my fellow adventurer (aka husband!) and we stop at a gas station, or drive down the country roads of Callaway just to take photos so we won't forget.

Life's not found in the blur. It's found somewhere in between the lines, in the moments where you pause and take a moment to stop, observe, and be thankful.

These photos were taken on an ordinary evening during an ordinary drive home from Roanoke. We stopped off at a gas station to grab these with our cameras: a moment in time that will never return, but one that we will always remember~*

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