I’d like start my first post of the 2018 New Year by saying Thank You!! to all the people out in the blog-o-sphere who are following me, and who found my Ascend Weekly Photo Challenge post. I’m not quite sure what happened, but somehow while I was busy with holidays, wedding celebrations, family & friends, my blog excitedly went from just 13 followers to nearly 200 over night! I am incredibly appreciative to everyone who follows along, comments, provides feedback, or even just checks in from time to time. Your time here is genuinely appreciated.
It’s been a fantastic and busy start to the year for me. I have been on the road since just after Christmas, traveling for some very inspiring projects I am working on. I have to admit, I feel very fortunate with how many people want to share their unique stories with me. Stay tuned to see what unfolds here in 2018! It’s pretty exciting and I love the wide range of stories I’m working on.
When I started this blog portion of my site, I personally committed to being a part of the weekly photo challenge as a way to inspire myself as a photographer and a writer. Sort of an assignment each week. I’ve really enjoyed participating every step of the way.
I recently had countless hours in the car and I really hoped I would return from my travels knowing which one photo to post of the kajillions I took this year for the 2017 Favorites Photo Challenge Well, here I sit. Still unsure. In fact, this post has been sitting in draft form for quite awhile. However, I do need (& want) to get on with 2018, so I’m going to post a few different favorites from 2017. Each one involves an adventure of some sort. After all, it’s all about the adventure, who I meet, and what unfolds along the way for me.
I hope everyone reading this is starting off the New Year wherever you need or want to be. In comfort, security, happiness, togetherness, finding creative inspiration, and of course love. There’s no one who can love you more than YOU!
Here are a handful of my favorites from 2017. Thanks again for stopping by!
Pollinator in California
After I graduated, I took a solo trip back to Cali. and went to Napa for the BottleRock Festival , then backpacked around Point Reyes National Seashore. For me, it was just how I needed to recalibrate, and take in all I had just accomplished. Each day many incredible gifts presented themselves while I was there.