Consistency is something with which I struggled for many years of my life. My relationships, job performance, health, diet and pretty much all other aspects of my life were inconsistent. I vividly remember losing out on a promotion early in my career because my boss felt that my performance was not consistent enough to earn the higher position. My weight and health fluctuated for years because I was inconsistent with my diet and exercise patterns. Inconsistency was an epidemic in my existence.
Somewhere along my way four key components entered my life which have helped me turn turn into a more consistent person; my wife and family, the company I work for, yoga, and photography. I am by no means saying that I am perfectly consistent all of the time. It's a daily battle but it is a comfortable feeling knowing that I can always come back to these four things to remind me to do my best stay to on a consistent path.
Now, I not only want to live a consistent life but to actually improve at the things that matter most to me. I want to be a better husband and father. I want my job performance to constantly improve. I want to grow my yoga practice. I want to be a better photographer. I have personal goals in place and a strong will to help me accomplish these desires.
If you follow and like my photography and I have to assume if you have read this far that you do, then you know that I love to photograph a beautiful tree that is in my neighborhood. I am not sure exactly when my love for this tree began. I do know that it has been an organic process and that this tree calls on me to photograph it. It has amazing views in every direction. There is hardly a time when I drive by that I don't want to pull out my camera and take a picture of this old "Noble Tree". Over the past year or so I have done my best to document this Noble Tree's many colors, weather and moods. It has made me a better photographer and has become my muse. It is a symbol of my growing consistency. I sincerely hope you enjoy these photos I have made. I also hope you enjoy the first Steven Freedman original poem (since college anyway) that I wrote about this Noble Tree.