One Year Anniversary

startI left the United States one year ago today to embark on an epic trip. This picture above is the very first picture I snapped. It was in Barcelona. The sky was beautiful. I remember it well. Since this photo was taken, I have edited down my trip collection to just under 9,000 images which means I probably actually took triple that if you include all the images I have deleted since. Wow.

A year has gone by and I have seen so much, felt so much, and so much has changed. The world was my oyster and I was illuminated. Then life stepped in.

While we were in the Thai Islands I got word that my mother would be going through chemotherapy for lung cancer. I made the decision to go back to LA to be with her during the duration of the treatment. I left from Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam and consequently Rick and I decided to part ways. I thank you in advance for your understanding in this private matter as both of these decisions were made with a heavy heart.

So what does this mean?

I am currently in LA plotting my next nomadic adventure and hope to be back on the road in a few months when I take on Indonesia and Australia on my own. I will still maintain this blog with plenty of travel content so have no fear, I have a lot up my sleeve. Nomadic-Habit is entering a new phase and I am so excited for what’s to come!

And hey, if you are in LA, reach out. I’m available for photo work (and coffee).

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What a difference a year makes.

Life. You can’t even escape it when you are off escaping it.

I started this post with the first picture of the trip, and now for my last.

end-1I guess it’s lights out.

To everyone that has supported me through this tough time, your love is invaluable. Thank you so very much.