I was just sitting here, thinking of the amazing times that I was lucky enough to enjoy this year. One of my favorite things about winding down a year is going back through my photo catalog – not so much to find images to edit but rather to let the memories of those days flood through my mind. It’s a cathartic practice, I think. It gives me an opportunity to appreciate what the year has given me while also setting me up to start the upcoming year anew.

This image was taken at Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe, CA with Karen Hutton – one of the most amazing people that I’ve met through Google+. You likely already know Karen but if you don’t. you owe it to yourself to invest some time and drop her a message saying Hi. Karen is a juggernaut of creativity, inspiration, and love. She’s the sort of friend who you’d do just about anything for to help out because you know she’d do the same for you without blinking.

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