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I honestly have no idea where 2014 went. Up until two weeks ago I kept telling people it still felt like summer. I mean, it was in the 60s in Utah, after all.
Not having homework or classes or finals or semesters to worry about has completely distorted my sense of time. I still don't really feel like it's winter, and I certainly don't feel like Christmas should already be over.
Nonetheless, 2014 is coming to a close. Which means it's time for my annual New Years blog post. 2014 was a crazy roller coaster of a year, and I found it super hard trying to figure out what I wanted to write. So I decided not to really write anything. At least not at first (stay tuned for a second blog post in a week or so!).
Anyway, I realized that I took a ton of photos this year. Between my photojournalism class and all my roadtrips and other adventures, I took 5,000+ photos. So what better way to commemorate my year than with a post with my favorite photos of the year?
|I had to take a "weather photo" for my Photojournalism class but I was on a really tight deadline at The Universe so I literally ran outside, took this, and called it good. And I think it turned out pretty swell :)|
|Weather photo take 2!|
I borrowed a fancy lens from The Universe, snuck into a women's basketball game, and snapped a few pics for my action assignment!
I just so happened to sneak into the Gonzaga game, which was a nice little stroke of luck!
ALSO LOOK AT THIS COOL BOWL OF LUCKY CHARMS.
So I didn't take this picture, but it's representative of a DREAM COME TRUE for me. So deal with it. I got to attend The New York Times' Student Editor Workshop, which was actually kinda disappointing. But spending the day at The Times was absolutely incredible.
Also while in New York I wandered around and took cool photos like dissss.
For my final photojournalism project, I spent an entire day with missionaries serving in the Utah Provo Mission. It was SO COOL but SO EXHAUSTING. To see the final product, click here.
ALSO I GRADUATED FROM COLLEGE. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO MADE THAT POSSIBLE AND HELPED ME ALONG THE WAY. YOU PEOPLE ROCK.
Anna and I went to Moab and it was pretty cool.
Then Fenton invited a bunch of amigos over to his cabin, which was glorious and wonderful and glorious. As you can see below, we got really muddy and saw a pretty rainbow.
THEN after getting dumped I roadtripped it home with a few friends and we went exploring around Eureka.
|Abandoned mines and pretty sunsets.|
I made it a goal to go to the temple every week during the summer. I guess views like this made it that much easier to do :)
Sara and I went to San Fran for 'MERICA DAY. IT WAS SUPER FOGGY AND WE SAW LIKE, NO FIREWORKS.
|But I super like this picture!|
|Also, the Muir Woods are cool.|
THEN I HIKED SQUAW PEAK AND WOWY DAT VIEW DOE.
|This could be my favorite picture from the entire year. Just maybe.|
ALSO LLAMA FEST HAPPENED. LOOK AT ME AND THIS CUTE LLAMA.
AUGUST WAS A SUPER DOPE MONTH. Like, I can't even begin to explain August's crazy adventures.
First I got to roadtrip it home to Sheridan, Wyoming!
|My hometown is ten times cooler than your hometown. End of story.|
CALIFORNIA IS KIND OF BEAUTIFUL.
LOS ANGELES HAS DIRTY AIR.
I hiked Mt. Timpanogos in the rain. Which was stupid. Don't ever do that. Just trust me.
Look at this cute boy that I convinced to date me.
ALSO LOOK AT MY FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY SKILLZ.
|My friend Ben asked me to shoot some pics for his cookbook. So I did.|
Sometimes you're just in the right place at the right time and you capture really pretty moments. Like this. Moon. Sunset. Mountains. Temple. The world is beautiful.
I got lazy in December and didn't take very many pictures. But I promise it was a super dope month.
|Like a billion lights all on one tree.|
All in all, I balled hard in 2014. I look forward to balling even harder in 2015.
Stay tuned, folks.