The Essence of The Park


I don’t know about you but I get giggles when I get a call to go to a nearby park for a photo shoot. Some people don’t know this, but I like to kick my shoes off the curb, put my hair in a ponytail, have no makeup and enjoy playing in the water at a park if there’s one around. I consider myself an easy going person who just enjoys the simplest things in life, especially when it has to do with nature. On a beautiful day like this, Kizzy and I drove to the park to meet up with @bethanyjphotography. If you haven’t known her by now, then I encourage you to check her out on Instagram and Facebook because she does an amazing job. Anyway, on this day she took some cool shots which I couldn’t wait to share with you guys. The lighting was perfect. The water fall in addition with the rocks and greens made it look so picturesque.


This, in my opinion, was one of those days I won’t forget and I definitely will do it all over again. Wait a minute! I change my mind on that especially after having  the experience I had with this bicycle. Do you see how I’m posing with this bike as if I’m that cool? Let me share something with you that I’ve never shared with anyone yet.


Growing up, my parents never taught us how to ride a bike. Sometimes I ask myself why these little kids in my neighborhood all ride their bikes and I’m standing, wishing to myself that one day it will happen. I guess one day came to this day when Bethany decided to teach me how to ride a bike. Mind you, I’m in my late twenties, so this is so embarrassing. Of course I’m so shy because I see these cars driving into the park and the pressure kicks in. I overlooked all that distractions because I was determined to learn and overcome this fear of getting hurt from riding a bike. Needless to say, I was so sore that night into the next day but was very proud of myself because I don’t plan to give up. I hope this teaches someone a lesson that perseverance is a vital key to becoming successful in life.

Don’t give up on trying no matter how many times you’ve fallen because there’s always an opportunity to get back up. I couldn’t tell you how many times I got scratched on my legs but that didn’t discourage me to quit immediately. I pray that whatever you set your mind to do, you don’t quit but stay focused until you achieve it. Hope you are blessed reading this today and continue to be inspired by your dreams.

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