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I have something I must confess.
Like many others, I have in the past blamed others for situations I have gone through that are negative. Blaming others for where I am in life, for what keeps me from success, and also from getting anything done. In the end, it always comes down to me and my decisions on how I spend my time and energy. I can either do it in a positive way that uplifts others, or be a negative nancy by letting other peoples’ negative attitudes affect me and what I can achieve while also bringing others down to my level or lower. That final decision always comes down to me, as it always comes down to you as well. It is how people will remember either of us. I want to be remembered for showing how an autistic can be an entrepreneur just as easily and travel the world to view and meet others despite the stereotype and become a positive influence. What would you like to be remembered for?☯️💚

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Some days can be very fatiguing for a variety of reasons. It certainly is for me. Still is. So much tends to stress me out. Making me feel trapped or not in control of my life. Even though I already know I always have control, it is easy to forget. Sometimes it is best to take at least an hour to remind myself that through meditation (when I remember to do it).☯️
There will always be something that tries to cause me to freeze up. Be angry. Pit me in a bad mood. Or at least with the latter, let myself get in a bad mood over it. Easier said than done to go into that perspective out of years of being nurtured into that mindset by others. Not impossible however. We always have the power to change, but we have a habit of going the easy and more self-destructive route. What route will you take?☯️
Very excited to be in this month’s HERE Magazine (@readheremag ) in an article about art and autism. 😄📸 Got my copy in the mail as well. This year has really started well for me and want that momentum to continue!👍 Portrait photo used there done by @colbeelynnphotography by the way. She and @rondelhayephoto do such great work. 😊
User Image cdcassoncreates Posted: Mar 12, 2018 8:33 PM (UTC)
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Not every day will be a positive day. Some days can feel overwhelming at times. Other days, simply wake up with little energy to spare. But everything is a constant cycle that changes, I find. Just as we are slowly changing to a warm and welcoming spring instead of the harsh cold of winter, I will eventually be in a better mood another day. Same can be said for anyone, even you. So don’t worry. Things eventually change around if you let them. Did for me. Everything is a new lesson to learn.
I am in a happy mood today. Artist Reception for my photography display is today (which I plan to live stream on Instagram Stories in a couple of hours), I am getting better from being ill earlier this week and also have a nice last minute surprise for those who sign up to my newsletter before 6 PM CST today. I wonder what that surprise will be...hmmm...🤔(can certainly bet that I will answer this during the live stream!)
What has me excited for the weekend? A hint: it isn’t a break from work. I love photography too much to quit! 😄📸
It is the artist reception that @rootscafe.valpo is hosting for my photography display An Autistic View: Atlantic featuring my photos from the Charleston, SC area this Saturday (March 10th) from 4-6PM. I will be doing a quick stream for those living far away on my Instagram Stories Live showing parts of the display.-
Can read more about my display at
I really want this year to be the best ever not just for my photography business, but also myself in terms of being able to help others by using my photography. I had an awesome time with the bread making class I look forward to sharing eventually and also some other gigs. This year is looking bright and want to keep it up! Always look at the bright side of things! 😄☯️
Such a wonderful view and day! Got to photograph a bread-making class and get to hang this month’s photography display as well. Plus possibly more photography jobs in the near future. Always keep on going even if it seems dim currently.😊👍
Too nice of a day to spend inside! 🤩 Being able to walk around with decent temperatures again is always a blessing. Maybe this is why I am in such a happy mood today. All the better as I am preparing for quite the early month for March! (Not just Saint Patricks Day 🍀)
Despite the dreary chilly season right now, I already know that Spring is right around the corner. You can say the same applies to life. What feels negative today will eventually head towards a positive one in another. How soon this change happens depends on your perspective as well. I can either complain about how cold it is or admire the sight of dried leaves with a quick snapshot. We cannot control outside forces, but we do have complete control on how we react to it. ☯️🍃And like the seasons, change will inevitably come. Already have my sights on the big goals for this year. 😊👍
So much going on in my mind. All the possibilities, yet trying to piece together this puzzle can be maddening. Yet I can already see the prize for winning in this photo. A memory of how much I enjoy traveling and propels me forward. It is quite the travel bug I caught, or maybe I have always had this wanderlust soul that screams to explore. I have my own plans that I aim to come into fruition by the end of the year. First off however, I need to gain traction in my business. 🤩💻📸 This should be fun...
Further up the beach is the drop off into the sands. One area into another. Both areas slowly yet constantly changing over time. Change is inevitable. My life has certainly gone 360 for the past couple of years towards the better. I no longer feel the standard norms are for me. Even thought about tiny house living sometime in the future instead of fancy manors or apartments that is typical for some that believe having the latter would make them happy. I only know what fulfills myself however: a need for travel. To explore. To be a digital nomad. See the world while I am still here.☯️🚙
And of course there is always someone parasailing. 😜 I would never do it without a lifejacket since I can’t swim. 😅 Bit of irony there. I like being by the ocean yet cannot swim. Life certainly has a sense of humor. 🌊
I eventually got my lighthouse photo, but also saw an opportunity to add something more to make it visually interesting. Case in point, the guy fishing. I am unsure what @rondelhayephoto saw through his lens. Curious to see. 😊📸 What I saw was a sense of serenity. Life simply being. How simple life can be to the senses.☯️
Eventually I did take photos of the lighthouse as well, but one piece of focus was on the waves. Just has this way of soothing my nerves with the rhythmic crashing of waves. Already missing it.🙁🌊☯️
@rondelhayephoto taking photos of the lighthouse in the distance while I take a behind-the-scenes shot so to speak. His eye was on that distant lighthouse. Mine was the shore line and the people traversing it.
The wood debris wasn’t the only feature. Interesting formations were among the boulders that @rondelhaye pointed out to me. All these little wonders naturally created by nature...☯️🍃
Quite a lot of debris on the beach at the time. A hidden visual story telling of previous storms in the area. It was the only visual disturbance on these shores besides the people hanging out here. Some admiring the view, a few parasailing and even one fishing. Never a dull moment.
So what did I do on my final day in the Charleston area? Visit Folly Beach again of course! Only this time it was to visit the northern area with the lighthouse in view. @rondelhayephoto came of course. I remembered this site from one of his wedding photo shoots during a sunset and wanted to see the place myself. Quite the long trek to reach this spot due to limited parking, but did end up seeing rows and rows of beach homes. I don’t know if I would attempt at purchasing an expensive beach home though. I have other plans.🤔🚙
Amazing when you think about it. How we’re conscious and able to experience this space called the Universe. How we’re made of the same atoms that other living creatures, nonliving and even the stars themselves. Life is full of amazing things, yet many including myself can sometimes have a habit of losing that focus and worry about what amounts to superficial things. “I don’t have the latest iPhone X!” “I don’t have that fancy Lamborghini!” “I wish I had that large fancy home it’s because of this person or this politician that I don’t have it!” All this worry over satisfying the ego and being miserable in the process. Granted I do find myself thinking this at times, but it has been having less of a grip than before and it feels wonderful knowing how I am not as limited as I use to think.☯️💚
I feel as if I have set in my mind what I really want to do. But it will take a while to see it in fruition. This project is one of many towards my own goals to travel more and photograph it all. Better to jump in instead of second guessing everything. What exactly that is? You’ll have to wait and see. 😉🚙