Be the Magic.

Some look for the magic.

Let’s take a different road and BE THE MAGIC.

-Simply Topaz


It is not where you live or what you have or don’t have that makes your life.

It’s you. It’s who you are.

That is the true value of your life…the awesome sauce you bring to the table.

-Simply Topaz

I think in terms of brand a lot. Being a photographer, I am acutely aware of the fact that *I* am my brand. It does not escape me that this is also true of our own personal lives. You are your brand. Yes, everything around you might be some part of that, but it begins and ends with you and who you are. If we do not like what is going on around us, realize that many times, in some way, shape, or form, we contributed to it. Even if it was just by saying yes to the wrong person, wrong job, or wrong move.

Are you being true to your brand, or the brand that you want to be? What resonates with you? Is that what you are living? Or has your life seemed to spiral out of what is seemingly beyond your control? But is it? If our lives are a direct result of our attitudes and choices, wouldn’t our life change if we changed our attitude and choices?

Beauty, life, and adventure are in the eye of the beholder. I recently noticed something that I thought was interesting.

I recently saw where a friend went on a trip to somewhere pretty amazing. I think it may have been Italy. Or maybe Greece. Or somewhere equally beautiful and amazing. I am really not sure where it was now. As cool of a trip as it seemed like it would be, it felt blah to me. As much as I am sure that she enjoyed this amazing trip, she seemed blah, the pictures seemed blah, and just everything about it felt blah to me.

Then I thought to the times that I have had friends who made Starbucks seem exciting or even romantic in the soulful, philosophical sense.

It made me think to myself and wonder if I am always living my life in a way that resonates with my soul.

Maybe it is not where we go or what we do but HOW we do it. HOW are we living life? What are others seeing when they look at you? What are you seeing when you look at yourself?

Do you want to be the person who is a grump when you get lost or the person who makes an epic road trip from it? Nothing is different but how you live it.

It is a wonderful thing to learn to laugh at the bumps in the road. There is no better way to survive, and even thrive, than with a sense of humor, a sense of beauty and magic.

Be the magic…

Inspire. Laugh. Love. Give.

Italy can be made boring and Starbucks exciting or romantic. It is not where we go or what we do but how we do it and the magic we bring to the table…our awesome sauce.


Could adventure and an amazing life really just be a state of mind? Maybe it’s not a matter of finding the magic, but being the magic.

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Some look for the magic.

Let’s take a different road and BE THE MAGIC.

-Simply Topaz

Creating a beautiful life,

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