It’s been 24 years since I arrived here on earth. The first eight were spent in Hawaii, the next twelve in San Diego, and the last few in Santa Cruz. Although I’ve never taken the time to do anything more than childishly mess around on a skateboard, the sport has still be intertwined with my life for as long as I can remember. Especially being from Southern California, it seems that for most here skating is a life style. My teenage years were defined by hanging out with boys who skate, and this still seems to be a pattern even in the youth of my adulthood. Some of my favorite nights in high school were spent at an abandoned house- watching people skate an empty pool, legs dangling over the side, cheap beer in hand. It is a sport I have always been fascinated with, and enjoyed watching, and these pictures capture it in the most beautiful lighting. I felt as if this was a great set of photos to start the art of summer with.
My age does not determine a change in my life. My life is defined by everything I do between birthdays, not how much older I grow every November 28th. Turning another year older is a time to reflect on everything that has taken place since the last time this date came around. I was hoping to post before I turned 24, and have an end of my year recap, but it’s been a busy week so forgive me. I had spent a few days thinking about all the things I wanted to say, how sentimental I wanted to be. Instead I have chosen to wrap this past year up with photographs that captured my most favorite moments with my most favorite people. Twenty-three was an incredible year, and a year of unbelievable change and growth. A year filled with unimaginable day adventures and unforgettable nights. I’ve accomplished the goals I set for myself and have gained such great satisfaction from proving to myself that anything I want is obtainable. I can sincerely say that I am entering my year of twenty-four as a confident, independent, strong minded and creative young woman. I see beauty in all things around me, and I have a wonderful circle of people who touch my life. Cheers to the year and all that lies ahead.
Thanksgiving in my apartment
ugly sweater Christmas party
Christmas morning at my parents house
New Years Eve in SD
Getting snowed in on our car ride back to Santa Cruz
Entering Winter Quarter/ Spring Break/ Spring Quarter….
Bay to Breakers
Graduation and Summer
Turning 24 and closing out a great year so I can start another