After a difficult beginning to the new year and making a life changing decision I never wanted to make, the 11 days away from Delaware to photograph Tori and Doug's wedding day in California couldn't have come fast enough. Four days there and four days back of driving gave me plenty of time to evaluate my life and plan changes I wanted to make for myself. Happiness really does come from within yourself and no one else can make you change. I forgot that along the years even though, "Try to realize it's all within yourself, no one else can make you change. And to see you're really only very small, and life flows on within you and without you" is tattooed on my left forearm. I was ecstatic to start my journey in Illinois where my eyes were first opened and I knew what I wanted from life; to be free. To travel. To experience the world around me without worry and guilt. And I did just that along my trip. I came back with that same sense of wonder I had years ago and lost touch with.