This year seems to have passed exceedingly fast, but when I take a moment to examine everything that's happened, time seems to stretch out before me and I can see all my struggles and growth with new clarity.
2014 was a year where my spontaneity was met with unexpected rewards: A "drop everything and go" trip to New York lead to new opportunities and meeting some awesome people. A whole string of chance meetings, luck, and risk taking landed me at the IMC... a goal that I thought would be impossible. I spent a month living in a barn loft gathering cicada skins, learning to ride horses, and having horrifying port-a-potty experiences (I renamed it the port-a-plague due to spiders, large insects, and frogs that had no concept of personal space). I spent another 3 months in a tent working at ren-faires, which gave me plenty of experiences for inspiration: helping to train camels, having elephants for neighbors, seeing so many interesting characters, and ultimately donning a suit of armor to duke it out with my friend who happens to be a six foot lady-jouster.
Due to traveling so much, I did a lot of sketching. Here are some sketches from the past year, and here's your reminder to be brave and take some risks this coming year, you never know when you'll be rewarded for it.