Photo-Adventuring in Palm Springs

Every once in a while, I get to make myself go and take some time to create space in my ever-running entrepreneurial head. While it’s hard to step away from the miles-long to-do list that’s always playing in the back of my head, I have to. I have to stop. I have to create space. I have to have room to just be me and set aside what it is I do. I have to because it’s in that pause and space that inspiration cautiously bubbles back up to fill in the spaces usually occupied by hustle and to-do lists. When I was young, my sister and I would beg my dad to tell us bedtime stories. When he would oblige, he would tell us we had to be very still and very quiet or else the story wouldn’t appear. Now this was either a brilliant parenting tactic to get us to settle down to go to sleep at night, or else a brilliant way to teach us where to find creativity….. or maybe both. So these days I find myself needing to create space to do just that–be still and let the story appear.

My dear friend Asher Gardner and I decided we both needed some of this stillness and planned a mini trip together, and off to Palm Springs we went! It was wonderful to say the least. On our final evening in the desert, we decided to go out into the wide open space with our cameras and “play”, and I just wanted to share some photos from our time as a sort of Definition of Ebenezer. The creative life, if we’re not careful, can choke out the space and stillness needed to foster a good story… as fast growing plants soon over power the garden. But the creative life, if we are careful, can stand out from the status quo of smoke and mirrors and tell a really beautiful story.

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