It’s that time of the year again. The time where I am officially a year older and post my yearly custom design. It’s something I’ve been doing since I was 24 and see no reason to stop now 😎

What a huge difference a year makes! This time last year the world was in one of the strangest and most difficult times. It was hard to keep your head up and not succumb to all the doom and gloom going on all around you.

But like clockwork, things get better with time. My life is significantly different than it was a year ago. I moved to a new city just outside of Los Angeles in December and I finally got my job back at Live Nation. The pandemic seems to be much less of a threat now. Which is such a relief. I’m fully vaxxed and more than ready to hang out with friends again 😭 I also discovered the joys of making your own cold brew at home and not going to Starbucks every single day.

But like how some things have changed for the better, other things haven’t. Over the course of the past year, I’ve become way more of a hermit and have lost my sense of wonder and exploration. I’m also probably in the worst shape I’ve ever been in my life LMAO 😅 But that’s to be expected tho since we were in a pandemic.

And on top of that, my motivation to work on projects or go out and shoot photos is nowhere to be found. I’m starting to find it in random moments here and there but it’s tough some days and I’m honestly trying to build my life back to be better than it was before.

But yeah man. 31. I’m at the point where each year isn’t as much an achievement or celebration anymore but a milestone that I can look back on and trace my decisions up to where I stand today and where I aim to go tomorrow.