2016 in Review

I know I haven’t posted in QUITE a while, but one of my New Years Resolutions is to write more.  Although most of this post will be majority photos, I wanted to kick the New Year off with a post about 2016.

A lot of people have given 2016 a lot of shit, for some good reasons.  It’s been a real mix bag of experiences for me as well. There was a lot of bad but also a lot of good.

I’ve a fair bit of traveling to places outside of San Diego this year.  I went to Portland, Seattle,  Los Angeles, Atlanta, San Francisco and back home to Philly twice.  We’ve visited museums, spent some amazing time with great friends, ate A LOT of food, drank a lot of coffee and spent a lot of time in amusement parks.  Two cons that I attended this year were Emerald City Comic-Con and San Diego International Comic Con.   I’ve had some great friends and family come in and visit San Diego and I got to play tourist in the city that I live in.  I’ve hiked, walked and roamed places I’ve never been to before.  I left my full time job and started my first contract gig to kick start my off my freelance career.  It also meant I had to say goodbye to some amazing co-workers and company I loved.  I’ve learned to tackle things that I’ve always thought really intimidating… like getting my finances in order and getting an accountant to help me. I spent A LOT of time in bookstores and comic shops.  Through intention and consistent practice, I do feel like I’ve improved as a letterer. There’s a lot to learn but 2016 was real turning point for me. Although I moved myself across the country, I feel closer to some of my family more than ever.  I lost my Lola on December 21st and I still feel guilty for not being with her those last few days.  It’s still a really dark cloud over my head but I know she’s not suffering anymore.  2017 has also started out with a few other tragedies that hit so close to home and my heart is really hurting for some of my closest friends.

2016 was a year of growing pains for me.   I’ve learned so much about myself, some of it really hard to swallow, and I’m feeling really excited about what I can find out about myself in the next year.  Here are a few of my favorite photos of 2016.




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