I'm still crunching the numbers, but I had the honor of taking photos of a total of 35 individuals (and half a dozen dogs) who have pledged to take action in honor of International Women's Day, including raising over $700 for various causes. What a pleasure it was to have such incredible, meaningful conversations with everyone I met. Looking over these photos brought me such joy. I can't wait to do this again soon and next year.
This is my working desk when I’m not out in the world with my camera. Lately, I’ve spend a lot of time here. In this image, you can see representations of a few of my new year’s resolutions and I’ll let you guess about how well they’re going.
Drink more water.
Shoot every day.
Don’t be so hard on yourself.
2018, you. were. a. year. Wow. This was perhaps my most simultaneously challenging and incredibly rewarding year to date.
In just the last 12 months, so much has happened. I have done, seen, experienced, and witnessed so many good, brilliant, exceptional, awesome things. Here are just a handful, not to mention all the little celebrations along the way to each of these:
I recently read this essay, and in it the author, Jess Whittlestone, highlights how being present vs. planning for the future, or being mentally elsewhere, effects your productivity and subsequently, your happiness. Along with the rest of the internet, Jess Whittlestone kindly suggests that you're doing it wrong, but she does make an excellent suggestion: the balance is in being deliberate. With your time, your energy, your money, your thoughts. She asserts that in doing this, you can spend your tangible and intangible resources wisely, and transitively, increase your short and longterm rewards.