31 Dec MAVEN 360
LAUNCHED FOR 360 DAYS DURING 2013 – MAVEN 360 WAS A FULL CIRCLE PROJECT THAT POSTED A PHOTOGRAPH WITH INSPIRATION EVERY MORNING. MY HOPE WAS TO REMIND PEOPLE [AND MYSELF] TO APPRECIATE THEIR LIVES AND ENSURE THAT THEY ARE TRULY LIVING EVERYDAY.
IT’S THE LITTLE THINGS IN LIFE THAT CULMINATE INTO LARGER THINGS, AND THOSE ARE THE MEMORIES THAT YOU FEEL, SEPARATE FROM THE ORDINARY, THAT TAKE YOU THROUGH LIFE.
‘ You can be anything, but you cannot be everything. ‘
I read this quote and it changed my life. At that time my life had collapsed from the inside out, and it wasn’t until many months later that I would come to realize that life does fall into pieces when it needs to.
Maven 360 is my version of dreaming with your eyes open and finding a connection and a slightly deeper meaning with the world every morning you wake up. Originally I thought doing a year-long project would somehow transform me by the end, but the more I thought about it, the more I realized it’s true purpose was to make a full circle – cycling through so you can arrive where you started, but with a bit more experience and knowledge to make better mistakes in the future.
I haven’t uncovered a big mystery to life. We are born and we die. You have a choice in how you want to live your life. My hope is to remind people to appreciate all the time in between and ensure that you are truly living everyday. It’s the little things in life that culminate into larger things, and those are the memories that you feel, separate from the ordinary, that take you through life.
Be inspired, work harder, push forward, savour every moment, saturate your life in the things you love and appreciate everyday you wake up for just that: waking up.