We build our lives.

Things have been amazing, and it always has been. These past few weeks have gone by so fast, and sometimes I wonder where the time has gone. The days are shorter now and Vancouver is entering the rainy season, but I am not at all moved. The rain has a way of refreshing me.

My professor explained that in order to succeed, we need to accept full personal responsibility. I can't help but agree. There are always things we don't like, but it is simply a matter of putting it into perspective. We all want to be happy, but sometimes we get stuck inside a vicious cycle, but if we try to percieve things positively, then eventually it will become our reality. Things are never as bad as they seem to be when we look at the bigger picture. :-)

{ Photos © Justina Lee }


  1. And this is totally why I need to be a more positive person.

  2. Love the pictures! Especially the coffee one :) yummo!!

  3. Nice pics!


  4. So true. We do shape our own reality but for every circle the drain scenario there is an equal and opposite virtuous spiral.

    I enjoyed your rock climbing pics in previous posts. I have always wanted to make it to the Pacific Northwest. I was fortunate to rock climb in Moab Utah a couple years back and it is an experience I won't forget.

    I look forward to hearing about your running journey. Ultra running should be quite attainable for you. It requires a mental toughness but something tells me you have it as rock climbing is already your passion. Naturally trail running is not far behind - get to the climbs faster.

  5. I could not agree more with you and your professor there. Attitude is everything.

  6. Your photos are lovely and fresh - This is very true, we are the only ones to create limits for ourselves, when we start looking at the bigger picture we see the little things that scare or annoy us have no weight.
    have a lovely day!!

  7. So very true! This really got me thinking about putting things into perspective in my life! Sometimes you just get so caught up in the moment and don't stop to really think about the bigger picture so this is a good reminder! Beautiful pics too!

  8. Your last statement is so true. I often find myself looking at the so called "small picture" more often than not. Once I reverse my thinking, however, I tend to believe that things really are better as a whole.

    Every time I stop by and read your blog I feel so inspired. Thank you!


  9. I agree with your prof. and I agree with you, it's a matter of perspective, always. Always re-arranging our perspectives. It helps so much and will get us far in life.
    Your blog is something else, so beautiful!!!


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