Two years can seem like a very long time.
It’s how long I worked at my grueling day job after we moved to Portland, before I quit to become a Full Time Adventurer. Every one of those days seemed to pass at a slower crawl than the last. And yet, it’s also been two years now since I plunged into the deep end and it still feels like it’s all flown by just as crazy fast as it did last year.
This year’s recap comes with a twist… See, these last 12 months were so awesome that I seemed to have crossed over some kind of radness quota — a point of no return that left my little corner of the internet neglected. Sometimes it can be hard to manage the work/life/adventure balance, but the good news is that you’ll be among the first to see many of these photos.
As I look back on this year — all the stories, new friendships, and even the rekindling of friendships with clients from years past — I’m reminded of a conversation I had in college with my photography professor. I’d been working on a massive project and as I thanked him for helping me wrangle a group of classmates to help, I said I couldn’t have done it without them. In a neverending quest to build my confidence he replied, “Yes, you could have.” And I told him, “Well, I wouldn’t have wanted to, anyway.”
I’m not sure if I’ll ever get to a point where I stop being surprised when people have complete trust in my creative vision, but I do know I’ll never stop being grateful.
It goes without saying, but I’m really looking forward to what we all create together in the next 12 months.