I will fully admit I’m not as organized as some of my other colleagues who have put together year end reviews of all of their photographs. Considering how many great photographic moments we had this year it would probably take me and my indecision hours to narrow it down. Instead I thought I’d post some photos from our moving trip down from Portland to San Diego. In a way this was a symbolic new beginning sort of day for Melissa and I, even if it technically came a few days before the end of the year.
Melissa and I are no stranger to driving from Portland to San Diego. We usually took interstate 5 on most of our trips. Our intent was to always take the much fabled Highway One route down the coast. Somehow the time investment never seemed to work out with our scheduling. This particular trip didn’t start off any different. We were eager to get down to San Diego, unpack, and get the ball rolling on our new life. I’m not sure when or what made us change our mind, but we deviated from our normal route and ended up heading west and staying the night in Marina, CA. When we woke up the next day we knew we had made the right decision.
December 3rd in a lot of ways was our New Year. Melissa and I both grew up with the ocean as a part of our lives, and having lived away from it for a number of years has impacted us a bit. To say the drive south on the one from Marina is scenic is an understatement. For us it was a lot of perfection, and it really cemented our decision to move down to California. Now we both know that one day of absolutely perfect weather, and gorgeous coastal views may not exactly qualify as prophecy, but I can’t think of a more perfect day than last December 3rd, or a stronger message to our futures. And while it’s definitely not going to be easy to move our business and start over in a new city, we’ve never been more hopeful.
So to all of our friends, family, clients past and future- Happy New Year! 2012 is going to be great.