Six years ago now I completed a challenge. I ran a weekly email newsletter for a year straight, no missed weeks, 52 issues.
It was one of the best creative things I’ve ever done. Not because the writing was good, but because it created momentum and I was doing the thing. My site has been lying dormant for a while as my life and interests have changed.
Now, I’m back and excited, having fallen in love with photography over the last few years, gone through drastic life changes, and now sit on the precipice of another new chapter.
I’ve renamed this newsletter Rambler. I like the name, it feels fitting for the phase of life I’ll be entering in the next few months. More to come about that journey.
But on the idea of phases of life, it’s something that’s been on my mind lately. As I look back on my soon-to-be 28 years, I feel like I can pick out distinct chunks of life that fit together.
This past year when the pandemic hit I felt myself launched into another new phase. One I reflected on in a new photo essay I published called Where the Winds Take You. I’m really excited about the piece and the accompanying photos, taken during a backpacking trip in Wyoming this past summer.
As I continue to grow less enthused about Instagram, I’ve been searching for another way to share my work, to write, to find that weird blend of my interests that gets the juices flowing. This feels like it.
Where the Winds Take You
Let me know what you think of the piece. I’ve been doing a lot of work on the website lately, getting closer to a final first version I’m happy with. Many more posts and photos are on the way.
I’ll continue to hone in what this newsletter is as we go. You can expect photos and detailed discussion about photography with an outdoors and analog slant. You can also expect travel and adventure writing, behind-the-scenes on process and technique, and the other various ramblings I’ll get myself into. I won’t be setting a strict cadence for this, I’ll only share when I have something worth sharing so I don’t waste our time.
Thanks for reading. Let me know what you think of the photo essay and see you in 002.