All of us, every single human being, has been through and experience in life, whether it be good, bad or great. We have all experienced something in our life times that make us stop and gasp.
Recently I have been extremely lucky to travel to a small island off the coast of Portugal called Sao miguel, one of many of the islands of Azores, here I had an amazing experience to push my passion of photographer further than ever before, enlightening my life with an breath taking opportunity, to photograph dolphins for a children’s book called dolphins of the deep, every second I spent in that wonderful place made my heart explode with emotion, all good might I add!.
I explored the island and the seas and for ever second I was there I took as much in as I possibly could, the sights, the smells and the tastes of the fascinating wonders of the island.
How can we most appreciate experiences when they come to us?
here are a few I like to do,
Ask yourself, will I ever experience this exact moment again?, if its possible you won’t relish in ever entire breath, every step, every sight that wakes within your path, take so many photographs!, because although memory is a great tool our minds have to offer, one day you might forget how wonderful that Portuguese cake was, how amazing the sky looked and how you felt when you saw your first dolphin, swimming under the boat.
Write a blog or a diary, to enable to look back on the amazing experiences you had, because one day you might need a little bit of fresh air to fill those stressed lungs, you might need to look back at the experience and realize just how lucky you were.
Take photographs! to look back on to with joy, to fill you home with amazing pictures and wonderful memories to enable you to carry on remembering the wonder adventures you’ve had.
Eat local cuisine! Put yourself out of your comfort zone and eat something you wouldn’t normally try, if you don’t like it, thats an experience within itself!.
Lastly but most importantly! Learn a few words of the local language, I cannot stress this enough!, if you don’t its super rude!, don’t expect everywhere you go to be able to speak your language. Even if you just learn to say thank you, the locals really appreciate you trying!.