RETROSPECTIVE, GRATIS: NOV’13
I started my personal tumblr, Introspection, gratis nearly two years ago now and I’ve tried to make it a habit to post daily. I, humanly, slip…sometimes many days. This is occasionally because of laziness and lack of inspiration, but I’d like to think it’s because I’m too locked in to my experience to want to put my camera down.
Such is the case with a month like this past November. I took three East Coast trips: Philly/NYC, Flagler Beach, North Carolina. I also came to San Francisco for Thanksgiving. I’m posting this from a coffee shop near my brother’s place in the Haight.
I’ve decided I’d like to start doing a retrospective post about my month’s adventures and write blurbs that add context to them. I post solely the images in I,G, but here is for the blabbing to accompany some of my selects from the month.
Needless to say, there’s lots to say about November. I was rarely home. You wouldn’t think I’d be missing Orlando by the way I never stay there. I’m leaving in less than a month and I feel like I’m not giving it a proper goodbye to the city that’s cultivated a lot of what I know. I’ve also started ramping up plans for New York, and needless to say I’m equal parts excited and scared shitless.
While I haven’t been home, I’ve grown a great appreciation for having one. Having a “nest” to rest your head while you build something. I’ve been wary about making my new place in Orlando my “home” for the past four months; I’ve always known I’d move away in a set amount of time. But I do miss the comfort of my old place and knowing the familiarity of the walls. I may not have had that for a while, but I look forward to making that new nest in Brooklyn.
The transitory lifestyle does have its’ melancholy, but I really have been enjoying it. It’s been great seeing friends and family I don’t get to often. More importantly, it’s great that it hasn’t been dipping my toe and reminiscing. We’ve gone on adventures and have made new memories…new photographs. It’s been a wonderful month.