Pheww… what another adventure… from 5 days in Chicago (with no internet mind you) to what was supposed to be 4 days in Ibiza Spain… to an unexpected detour through Madrid for two days, two canceled flights, rerouting through Paris and over Greenland (thank you ash cloud) … but now I sit in New York after playing with my niece and nephew for a few days … getting ready to fly home tomorrow afternoon.
Where to begin… I’ll make this short and sweet… well at least for my standards! Chicago was awesome. I’ve been wanting to make it to this sweet windy city for years, I have a ton of clients that live in the area old… (Faith & Mark… it was AWESOME to see you two… always makes me laugh and brought back such great memories from your wedding last summer)… and new. I did a super fun engagement shoot with Erika and Brad with a backdrop of the city and the beauty of the Field Museum (pictures to come…). but I wasn’t only I there for business … I also met up with friends I hadn’t seen in YEARS… we’re talking ten years. man I love how friendships can transcend time. It was so fun to see different parts of the city and to have such gorgeous views from the rooftop bar. I love it when time can pass yet you can still sit and chat with friends
as if it were yesterday. Thanks Rachel, Annie, Josh, and John…
can’t wait to be back in Chicago and have a few more reunions…
I have to just say… one last thought. Traveling so much over the past couple months… making new European friends… dealing with international airports (and the ash cloud) … all of these things have really made me learn how to slow down, let go, and really appreciate the moments around me. Traveling really does open up one’s eyes to how small the world is… how life and the important stuff can be so similar anywhere you go … how possible it is to bond with people who don’t speak your language… and ya know… sitting in a room where you don’t understand a thing can be an amazing opportunity to watch, listen, and see the little things that happen… (and make up stories in your head of what’s REALLY being said)
May you all discover a way to stop, take a breath, and truly see what is around you and what people are saying with more than just words.
Lots of love