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Stepping stones or stumbling blocks

Sunrise in Sta. Cruz  © Jojie Alcantara

Sunrise in Sta. Cruz © Jojie Alcantara

 “Teachers who inspire realize there will always be rocks in the road ahead of us. They will be stumbling blocks or stepping stones; it all depends on how we use them.” ~Author Unknown

Woke up at 4am today to travel thirty minutes to an isolated beach destination and welcome the sunrise. A drizzle came, so I knew the sun wouldn’t be peeking in. I concentrated on the rocks instead.

Because of the slight rain, the rocks were quite slippery and dangerous.  It was very hard to maneuver over them while carefully holding cameras and a tripod.  These stepping stones became almost my stumbling blocks.  Several times, I almost slipped and fell.  It was a crazy thing to do, to struggle forward towards slippier, wetter, rockier areas just to get a vantage point.  Like all crazy photographers, I wanted a shot that will satisfy me.

© Jojie Alcantara

Trying not to stumble © Jojie Alcantara

But the journey, rain and all, was worth it.  All I needed to do was focus on my goal.

Signature Jojie Alcantara

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