Reverb 10 prompt #4: Wonder. How did you cultivate a sense of wonder in your life this year?

I lived my life with courage.

I really do think that wonder is all about trying new things, figuring out ways to see them differently and stepping out of your plan for yourself. In order to do this, we have to get out of our heads, out of our routines. We have to turn off the tv, step away from the computer, and put our phones away and just look at the world. And that takes courage.

We have to put ourselves into situations that might make us uncomfortable, situations that don't have a known outcome. We have to step out of our comfort zones to see what else is out there.

This is scary, I know. It can be so, so scary. But the secret is that once you start doing it, once you start living your life that way, it becomes so much easier. And then you keep doing it until it just becomes what you do. (says the girl who met the Avett Brothers!)

Oh, and taking pictures helps. Having your camera out to capture those cool, but every day moments. To see the magic that is all around us all the time.

All of these photos were taken this week with my hipstamatic app and I love them all.

PS. Yes, I know it's Sunday and I'm not supposed to be online, but I came on just to write this, I promise! I'm already a day behind! And now I'm off!