Reflection 014: Photos from the year

A few days ago, I mentioned that one of my goals this year was to practice my photography. I hope to include a more official portfolio page on the site in the coming weeks, but for now, I figured I’d share some of the highlights. I’m still determining what I enjoy photographing and what my next steps with this passion/hobby might be.

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Reflection 011

Now, I realize that I haven’t shared too many quantitative metrics. While I do have them for these goals and feel that goals are only as good as their attached “measurables,” these more qualitative thoughts shared above hit harder for me, at least right now. Why? Because I’m sitting in my parents’ kitchen, typing this and reflecting on how the Lord orchestrated it all. Sure, I may have written down these goals. However, I feel they were all informed by him, and they played out in ways that I never could have written up this time last year—again, it all points to him.

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Reflection 009

Sometimes, you have to put down the pen, which can be used to craft, or process a life that you thought you’d have, and try living life IRL. Yes, I usually blame my writing absences on being busy or having something too difficult to share at the moment. But this time, I haven’t wanted to write because I didn’t need to write.

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Reflection 005

Last week, a mentor of mine spoke to my Community Group. Picture this: fourteen 20-somethings sitting around listening to a man with a ton of wisdom — just asking him questions and eating up every word. It was pretty great, and I'm super thankful that he'd give up his evening to spend time with us.

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