We make our own reality. My stress and anxiety led me to a wonderful getaway in Sedona, Arizona. But I could have looked at my experience in another way.
These pictures look gorgeous! I really like your point about considering why we take pictures. I took a very long social media hiatus a while back, because I started to feel like I was going out to take the pictures, not to enjoy the journey.
Now I try to take phone-free trips once in a while and it feels great!
We are all in our own spheres and sometimes too engrossed in them to see a larger picture. When you see things in life as part of the traffic of experience, that what happens to you is most time, part of what is happening in the whole, it gets easier. "Maybe he's under a lot of pressure... maybe they just forgot..." I try to keep zoomed out because we can get so lost in our own misery. I'm not sure I see the good and much as I know there is good, and that sometimes I won't see it.
I started this same journey a few years back! I realized two things about myself. First I’d buried the part of me that always looked for the positive and had become increasing negative. Second, I finally acknowledged that the regular career path wasn’t my path and never had been. I set out then to change my perspective…buying an old RV and taking to the road to seek out the good in life. Yes, there were, and are, challenges aplenty! But the journey of self-discovery and growth is amazing. How wonderful that you have a place you can go to help you recharge and change your perspective!