I'm not into joarnaling at all. I love the idea of being a "journaler". I have never experienced something and been like "man, I need to write this down so I don't forget these memories". But, I have found myself saying "I need to get a picture of this so I remember what it looked like to be in this moment". This month it starts. Every month, I am going to blog my instagram pictures. and maybe write a little. This month, I flew to New York and shot a wedding. I went to Niagara falls. My dad, sister and I went on a spontaneous road trip to Oregon to visit family. I ended up staying with Courtney Allison (and photographed Kylie) in Eugene, OR and flew home. After Oregon, I came home and shot a family portrait session and a wedding and hopped on a plane 46 hours after arriving back in California. Now, I am in Hawaii enjoying a little bit of downtime (i.e. surfing, snorkeling & making new friends). I am thankful for this time off before I head into the holiday crazy season. As of right now, I've got 22 shoots on the books, a live birth, and a small wedding before 2013 comes. For now, i'm in paradise. For the next seven days, i'll be soaking up the sun and enjoying Oahu.