So 2013 is half way over.
How did this happen??? No seriously. How did this happen?
This has been one of the wildest 6 month spans of my life. Which is somehow saying a lot. I’ve been really terrible at posting on here. The worst, really. I want to make this guarantee, this promise, to the 3 of you who will actually read these words, that YES!, yes, I will do better. I will post daily. Or weekly. Or, something. But I can’t. Because I’m the worst. At this. And probably other things. But mostly this (and probably other things).
So what have these last 6 months looked like?
I moved to New York City in January.
I worked with ELIC in Thailand for 2 weeks in February.
I worked with a not to be named organization in Prague & Malta in March. (This was also the last time I blogged. I’m an embarrassment to the internet.)
I had the privilege of photographing my dear friend Biscuet & Jennifer’s wedding in March. Such a great time!
I worked with The Zinghoppers on some new programming for PBS kids in April.
I returned to Prague to produce a conference & then went to Budapest in May.
I continued my ongoing documentary series for ELIC in Vietnam in May.
I’ve spent all of June traveling, only to return to NYC this past Friday night. I started in Atlanta, flew out to Fort Collins, CO for a few days, then headed off to New Zealand for two weeks of filming and adventure, and then I spent the last week in Hawaii. Life is hard.
I’ll have a lot more coming soon on what went down in New Zealand. Such an amazing country. People often ask, if you were to live somewhere other than the States, where would it be? I’ve never been able to honestly answer that question. Until now. New Zealand. Hands down.
More on that soon.
Probably the most exciting thing that has happened this year is also the most recent. This:
More on her later as well.
So, overall, its been a wild 6 months.
I’ve flown about 90,000 miles so far this year. Which is complete madness. I’ve been at an airport every week for the last 13 weeks. Also madness. And I’m currently exhausted. Thoroughly exhausted.
See that funky little area just below the plane where the international date line goes all wonky? Yeah. If you ever want to know what my body/headspace feels like, it pretty much rotates around that nebulous of chaos and confusion. There. Now you know me a little better. And maybe understand me a little better. Or worry about me a little more. Or all of it.
I’m incredibly thankful for these past 6 months. They have been amazing, exhausting, life affirming, filled with tears, and pain, and questions, and joy, and love, and sorrow, and wondering, and wandering, and awkwardness, and boldness, and fear, and just about every other emotion possible.
I’m absolutely stoked for what comes next. I have no idea what that is and I can’t wait. I hope you all are having a year full of adventure and new possibilities.
And for those of you wondering, no, I do not work for the CIA or NSA or any other top-secret government organization.
That you know of.