I captured this photo a little over a year ago when, unbeknownst to me, my journey to self-discovery began. This day, I walked for miles alone on the vacant beach, a usual site for many during the summer months. I prayed and meditated while sitting on that distant rock. I hiked up the hillside and basked in the peacefulness and serenity I felt for the first time in a very long time. At this time last year, my entire world, life as I knew it, was nothing I even recognized. I never could stand to be alone, always losing myself in other people. I don’t think I ever even truly knew who I was. I couldn’t make a decision to save my life for fear of displeasing someone. Once, someone very dear to me forced me to pick where we would eat dinner. Needless to say, after an hour of painful deliberation, I made him choose. This past year has been a whirlwind; actually, the past three. It all happened for a reason. God’s perfect plan has played out so beautifully and I cannot adequately express the overwhelming gratitude I feel. The lessons I’ve learned are invaluable. Everywhere I look, I see miraculous beauty and I am thankful for it all - every insult, every tear - for bringing me to where I am today. My struggles were my greatest gift.
📷 by @time_to_tiao 🏆
Selected by: @marksshanghai =======================
I decided to support people with great content but are totally underrated! As I believe @time_to_tiao is one of the longest members of our community and has been featured constantly during the last year, Becaause of his outstanding night and daytime shots. But in return he don't get the attention he deserves! That is the reason why he will be the second one in the DEDICATION SERIES! I will support those underrated creative for one week and feature one week long every day one picture from their feed! Congratulations @time_to_tiao and good luck for the future! 👏👏👏