In retrospect of my youth I admit to being the poster boy for spending far too much energy and thought to chasing my goals embedded in the fictitious phrase of "Sex Drugs & Rock n' Roll". After all it was my intent and sole purpose in life to become a Rock photographer as much behind the camera as with backstage antics.
As I've matured I've become sincerely thankful for both my talent and a beauty filled life. I have also defined another three aspects of my life that have both nurtured and benefit me.
It is important to mention here that I now understand and truly believe that by giving and only by giving do we receive abundance in life whether material or otherwise.
In some aspects this hard learned principle as I may have initially thought of it and applied it was very self serving. What I have come to realize is that I not only gave to receive in kind, though I enjoy giving in these areas.