Well. Hello there...

I like to bebop around. A lot. That cool? Cool.

Since I starting writing on here, I’ve talked a lot about being “in the flow of things”. “Going with the flow”. “Letting go”. “Just being”.

I’m fairly certain that these blog posts are just as much for myself as they are for you, in which case, I’ve not only been giving you some friendly guidance over the year, but also counseling myself. As it happens, I’ve taken my own advice, and pssshhh, it’s probably the best thing I’ve ever done. Who knew? Right? Listening to yourself and your intuition…what rubbish…

Compared to just a year ago, I cannot tell you how much more comfortable I am with myself tonight. The difference is really quite remarkable. It’s been so nice to just quit wrestling with circumstances and answers and loosening up on the reins. Taking time to enjoy the views, the people, the conversations and the connections – actually feeling and acknowledging the connections, you know, as they work their way through me. Some things seem to pass right on by, while others seem to linger. It’s pretty damn interesting, to say the least.

I shot a commercial today for a restaurant here in my hometown of North Wilkesboro, NC. It’s a cozy little restaurant called Elsewhere on 10th, and while filming, I happened to run into a friend (who also is in the production business) and her mother. They obviously made it into the photography, along with a few others that were eating there for lunch today, but this friend and her mother…I could tell that they too are keenly aware of the flow of life. They are very creative individuals; kind and kindred souls. I could see that and I could feel that as clear as the glass that held their water.

I’ve felt quite an array of things lately...
Most of what I’ve been feeling is love - more profoundly than ever - and where I might have shied away from it in the past, I’m all but diving into it now.

Be sure to read between the lines folks. There’s much more to this than what you might’ve been lead to believe. Our roots run deep. In such times as these, where communication is a struggle, talking and listening and mindfulness of your place in this world is something you’ll either find yourself reveling in or something you’ll be striving for. 

- Jared C. Shumate