This year has easily been the most eye-opening and productive year of my life. There is nothing that can quite prepare you for thinking in terms of Google Scale, putting yourself in a mindset to think about how we can help do things better and positively impact millions upon millions of people. Getting in this mindset was, admittedly, very tough but once I started seeing the research and data yielded, as well as speak with countless people during my travels, it was clear that there is so much more that we can do with pictures and photography beyond what will benefit me or my particular ilk of social photographer.
This first year has very much been about setting the foundation and letting it settle in place. Now it’s time to grow. I am so lucky to be surrounded by so much brilliance and talent and passion. It is something that I never want to take for granted and it is why I am so very, very proud, humbled and thankful to be a Googler.