A few shots from Mike & Megan's engagement shoot shot on a lovely fall day in October. These two were a blast to shoot--always goofing around and doing whatever they could do to make the other laugh. Adorbz.
This is a friendly announcement to you, dear blog people. A few friends and I are playing a show of wonderful Christmas songs on December 8th at the Tippets Balcony at USU. If you happen to be in the Logan area that day, I'd love to see you there!
Also, my dear friend Tyler Andrews designed this poster. And I love it so much.
You, dear reader, have been very nice to me. I have withdrawn myself for the most part from this blog. There are a few reasons why, some being that I have found myself frightened of what sharing my thoughts and feelings online could do to my future self's self-confidence (although I cherish the things that I post on here more than most things because it is a clear documentation of pieces and parts of my life) and also that I have felt a bit lack-luster about the things I have been producing in my life, whether that be photography or words or any other manner of foolish and trivial things that I put on here.
I think my overwhelming feeling, though, has been that I don't know what to say.
And it's not because nothing is happening. If anything, the lack of posting could be blamed on the fact that so much is happening. They aren't necessarily tangible, documentable things, though.
I turned twenty-two at the beginning of the month. That day helped me to reflect on the good things in my life and that I am very fortunate to be doing all the things that I'm doing. I am going to school studying things that challenge me, but excite me, I'm photographing work that feels good and is sharpening my skills, I'm spending time with good friends who enrich my life and make me a better person.
Things are good. Things are happy.
So that's it. I'm confused. I'm elated. I'm melancholy. I'm thrilled. I'm hopeless. I'm optimistic. I'm stressed. But all that leads to this, my greatest conclusion: I am happy.
A few weekends back, some friends and I concluded the summer and hailed in the Fall season on the precise day of the September Equinox with a camping excursion. It was fun, cold at times, mostly relaxing and pretty enjoyable. A good way to wrap up the season of summer, if I say so myself. More photos of the shindig to come soon.
I didn't do a whole lot of "things" over the summer--I mostly worked and lackadaisical-ly played. But I learned a lot about work-ethic, about passions, about friendship, about dreams, and about love.
And now, for my brain to remember and for you to read I suppose, a list of notable things:
- found out that I am going to be an aunt!!!
- pondered the eternities at the St. George temple with Jace
- ate strawberry and spinach salads
- read The Alchemist, The Fault in Our Stars, Outliers, and Mistborn
- learned about the temple and all that it signifies
- cooked from a French cookbook
- fell in love with cinema, namely, the Fall
- miraculously got tan (for me, at least)
- lived with the wonderful and so very special Caitlin Caldwell
- cried over Fields of Gold
- imagined witnessing a supernova while listening to m83
- the design in the stars is the same in our hearts
- ate a cupcake while figuring out some things
- played sand volleyball
- drank sangria and sprite
- missed Lindsey like always
- sang songs about love letters and relationships and scarfaces
- almost died from laugh-induced stomach cramps listening to Blood Brothers
- attended and shot a lot of weddings (and loved it!)
- learned to love Yoga
- watched so much Adventure Time
- cut six inches of my hair off then melted it
- vagabonded/was homeless for two weeks
- got in fights and then got over it
- slept in a hammock on a cliffside
- felt the true and very real power of the Priesthood
- had nightmares
- went rock climbing for the first time
- friends returned from missions
- rode a mint green road bike around town
- ate and looooved a lot of sushi
- missed David hard-core
- religiously listened to somanypodcasts.
- jumped into rivers and oggled the lights in the mountains
- loved someone