Okay, here it is: Yee- Old "year in review" blog post.
I know..i know. I'm about two days late. Technically it should have been done on the 31st of December and sent out into the universe so that i could really start fresh for 2015.
But that didn't happen and i'm okay with it.
This is usually the part where i'm supposed to be overly gracious and thankful for everything all in one post. But i'm not going to go over board with it this year. I've been doing my best to be thankful and appreciative every second of every day to everyone around me so that i don't have to try and fit it all into one post to make up for bad behavior.
Three-hundred and sixty five days.
No, wait ;three-hundred and sixty seven days (technically) ago, as i sat up late at night in bed and made my 2013 year in review post, i couldn't have ever imagined i would be in the place i am right now already. For that reason, i am truly humbled. I've traveled a lot this past year and have gotten to photograph weddings and love and do commercial work in beautiful places. But behind all of that, i was also secretly trying to run away from myself and my existence in Seattle. True, i've always, had a profound wanderlust flowing through my veins, and i hope that will never change because there is no teacher like experience. But this year, i want my wanderlust to be pure and un-adulterated with ulterior subconscious motives (for the most part).
These past three hundred sixty five days, 8,760 hours, and 525,600 minutes (did anyone else start humming the theme song to Rent just now?) have contained more growth than i have ever experienced thus far in my life. I went to Vancouver BC, San Diego, San Francisco, LA, Portland, Manhattan, Austin, Dallas, and Denver. I met incredible people. I found love. I lost incredible people. I truly started finding pieces of myself and putting them back into my body. I've closed chapters to old books, kissed them goodbye, doused them in kerosene, and set them on fire; never bothering to turn around to look at the ruin (way harder said that done). I don't belong there anymore.
Every day it seems that the million-piece jig-saw puzzle that is my life is truly starting to come together.
So, if you've made it this far, thank you. Thank you for listening, thank you for supporting, i'm truly buzzing with excitement.
There are so many more adventures that lay ahead.
With out further a-do: Here are some of my favorite moments from this year (in no particular order).
Digital, Film, personal, and commissioned.
Stay tuned friends, the fun is just beginning.