Best of 2011: Personal Posts

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2011 was a lovely year filled with little surprises. I was lucky enough to fill my days with travel, photography, and even yogurtland and ballet. Oh, and I even managed to read 36 books (thank you iPad). And I blogged and blogged through it all. Below, I share some of my personal posts reflecting on my adventures along the way.


In 2011, I found myself in Las Vegas three times in a row and Los Angeles six times during the year. I had amazing clients who flew me to Atlanta, Washington D.C., Arizona, and upstate New York. And then there was our epic roadtrip up the West Coast from San Francisco to Vancouver. Below are my various adventures, arranged roughly thematically: Bay Area, Las Vegas trips, other destinations, and the Cascadia Road Trip.

The City | San Francisco


SF Vignettes

Falling in Love with San Francisco

A Lifetime Ago | Oakland

Sailing in the Bay

All of the Lights | Vegas

Out in the Desert | Vegas

Neon Museum | Vegas

Ice Waterfall in the Desert | Vegas

Pyramid Lake

With Etiquette

A Single Snow Day | Tahoe

Staying in Awe | Duke

The Beauty of Night | Atlanta

Stone Mountain & Rhodes Hall | Atlanta

Nogales & Tubac, Arizona

Washington D.C.

Cascadia Road Trip

Crater Lake

Portland, Oregon

Tacoma, Washington

Seattle, Washington

Vancouver, British Columbia

Personal Reflections

I’m sometimes not sure how I let such personal thoughts travel from my mind out into the wild world of the internet. But I believe strongly in the power of personal expression, and whilst I found myself seeking inspiration on more than one occasion this year, I had this little hope that perhaps my words could somehow contribute to others finding inspiration as well. Below, some of my personal musings from this past year.

My Biggest Failure

To My Mother


Shoot What You Love

Happy Holidays