Pivotal Moment

by Melinda J Johnson February. 14, 2019 1014 views
Youth Defying the Odds and Overcoming Fear

Youth Defying the Odds and Overcoming Fear

Meet Liam. He seeks adventure in every crack and crevice of life, he lives fully in the present moment at all times, and he fears nothing but hornets and heights.

Yes, heights. This fear has never ceased to plague Liam, and has often left him too petrified to charge ahead in life the way his personality demands.

Something about this opportunity, this exceptional setting, this specific moment… Liam strapped on the harness and scaled up that mountain cliff like he’d been preparing for the opportunity his whole life. He left his fear on the ground that day, and the reward of that victory will never leave him.

I deliberately selected this image, which perfectly captures Liam’s pivotal triumph, to jumpstart my own little act of bravery; overcoming a fear of sharing my photography beyond the safe boundary of family and friends.

Here’s to a whole new world opening up, for both of us.

Youth Defying the Odds and Overcoming Fear

Youth Defying the Odds and Overcoming Fear

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Lynn F Medley 1 year, 8 months ago

Amazing images and young man!

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Melinda J Johnson Replied to Lynn F Medley 1 year, 8 months ago

Thank you, Lynn!

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Michelle Bloodworth 1 year, 8 months ago

You will rock this!  Your work is amazing, and I always enjoy the commentary that accompanies your images. Looking forward to watching you soar!

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Melinda J Johnson Replied to Michelle Bloodworth 1 year, 8 months ago

Thank you, Michelle.  I enjoy writing the stories that accommodate the images just as much as I love taking the pictures.  I suspect this will be a rewarding journey for me!

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Caitlyn Mccollum 1 year, 8 months ago

So proud of you Melinda!!! I love your photography!! Love this photo of Liam, such an amazing young boy!

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Melinda J Johnson Replied to Caitlyn Mccollum 1 year, 8 months ago

Thank you, Caitlyn!

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Heike 1 year, 8 months ago

How brave he is!!! (And you too!) grinning Cool pics.
Welcome to pb !

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Melinda J Johnson Replied to Heike 1 year, 8 months ago

Liam is truly a force to be reckoned with, so aggressively attacking his fear.  Apparently he was just done with letting fear make his decisions for him.  He's living inspiration.
  
THANK YOU, Heike, for the encouragement and welcome!  I'm excited about this new venture, and looking forward to learning from other photographers on Photoblog.

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