1. ryanmichaelbelk:

    Overwhelmed by the love I have received today.

    I can’t wait to hang out with my best friends today and just enjoy life. I’m so blessed to have the friends that I have…

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  2. ryanmichaelbelk:

    self. (August 12th, 2014)

    Today I turn 21 years old. And usually birthday’s are not that big of a deal to me.. but for some reason, with all these changes going on in my life at the moment, this year feels different. It feels like the end of one major stage of my life and the start of another major stage of my life has just started and I couldn’t be happier to see how I will continue to learn and grow through this crazy thing we call life.

    I feel like from the time of my last birthday I am not even the same person I was on this day last year… I have gone a completely 180 degrees and have only grown in a positive direction. I feel that all the good and bad things that I’ve gone through this past year has made me such a stronger and wiser person. I’ve learned so much about myself, in the past year. I’ve grown up a lot, I’ve become more confident, I look out for my own happiness, my own well being, and I stand up for myself which I had never done until recently. I try my hardest to live life to the fullest and not waste a singe second being unhappy or not doing things that make me unhappy. I’ve had to let a lot of things go that we’re dragging me down, and it sucks, but it’s what’s best for me. And that’s ok.. Through these things that I’ve had to let go, I’ve learned more then I could ever imagine.

    I am currently going through life with some of the best people on this planet and I couldn’t be happier about that. My friends have helped me grow and learn and they continue to support my dreams and they continue to have my back through thick and thin and I am so grateful to have a support system like that. They mean the absolute world to me…

    This photograph is the last photograph I made of myself as a 20 year old and I feel it perfectly represents me moving on from everything that has happened since this day last year. It is the final page of this chapter in my life. And through this photograph I am putting everything that drags me down, everything that makes me unhappy, everything that makes me not learn and grow and I am leaving it behind and starting with a clean slate from this day forward. I can’t continue living my life wondering the “what if’s” and continuing to not be the best possible version of myself that I can be. Life is to short for that and I want this new chapter to be nothing but positive growth and incredible memories…

    So here’s to this new start.. I am so grateful to be where I am, and to go through life with who I’m going through life with right now. I am so incredibly blessed to live the life that I have and I’m not going to take a single second for granted…

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  3. ryanmichaelbelk:

    cast nets & inlets.

    Check out my adventure to Sunset Beach, North Carolina.

    You can read my complete photo story, here.

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  4. ryanmichaelbelk:

    This particular day in my life taught me so much & I’d love to share this experience with you through words & photographs.

    http://blog.ryanmichaelbelk.com/sunsets-and-kindred-spirits

    (via ryanbelk)

     
  5. I really am blessed to be surrounded by the people I am surrounded by. I’ve had so many incredible conversations and so many incredible memories have been made within the last few months and I can’t express how lucky I feel to have the best group of friends I could ever ask for. The people in my life right now mean the world to me and I’m lucky to have people like that that I can always rely on and who will always have my back. I really don’t deserve such incredible people to call my friends, but I am so lucky that I DO have such amazing friends and for that I am so blessed.

    I’m excited for upcoming adventures that are being planned out, I can’t wait to make more incredible memories.

    But for now, here is a photograph.. a photograph that is only possible with the presence of Light. Without that Light I would be uploading a black square right now. And I feel like that is how my group of friends supports me. They keep this darkness and absence of LIGHT away and allow me to live the best possible life I can live. Which makes me feel some incredibly lucky. So for my best friends, thank you. You mean more to me than you will ever know.

     
  6. green.

     
  7. T U X E D O S

     
  8. Winter Park, Florida

     
  9. Beach Day. • April 27th, 2014.

     
  10. What a night. Music brings people together unlike any other medium in the world. It gives complete strangers a sense of community with each other because everyone is there for the same exact reason. For the love of music. It truly is a beautiful thing to witness how much music can bring people together. It was an honor to watch maydayparadeband perform tonight.

     
  11. A Big Red Rectangle. Part II.

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  12. A Big Red Rectangle. Part I.

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  13. Happy Record Store Day!!! Stoked about these albums I got today!

     
  14. Just a single lamp…

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  15. The things you find in a Belk’s parking lot…

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