: I miss these days - the infancy of “us.” Everything was simpler then. We had never tasted the cup of bitterness. Honesty came easily and gently. Expectations were few, and when they were, they were hopeful. We lived a mile apart. You called me every night after work to tell me funny stories about your coworkers on the dock and tell me you love me. We were babies, and we had barely experienced anything together.
But we didn’t choose the simple or the easy, we chose the deep. We were made for it. It takes virtually 0 effort to stand ankle deep in the ocean and hold your hand. The real test comes when we can’t touch the bottom. You have proven to me that you’re capable of holding me up when you’re treading water. And I’d rather be in over my head in the thick of it all with you than anchored to a shore that holds nothing for me anymore. I love these days more than those. I see you more now, though we live 25 miles apart. We have learned communication and are fighting to become fluent. Doubt has come and gone like a vapor and we are more sure now than ever of where we stand - together. We have walked through so much together, mud and high waters. The deep. I know we’re only going deeper. We’ll only be closer. You’ll only be stronger. I’ll only trust you more. And more. And more.
I love you, Jake. I’m really really grateful for you.
One of my favorite things to do when framing up a photo is to show subjects that replicate or mimic one another. In this first photo from my Cali trip the pink clouds are a flipped mirror image of the tree below it, and the orange bush is a mirror of the clouds. I added some more examples of how I've done this past if you wanna swipe on over and check em out ⬅️
One of the most important things we've learned about working well in a small team? Communication. We're used to living in a world that revolves around it, but it's incredible how difficult it can sometimes be. Often a word left unsaid, or not spoken soon enough can make things difficult later down the line. That's why we've always, always strived for a culture of openness and respect: so that expression has a place to live and creativity a chance to grow.