Because Sometimes You Need Some Quiet

I've never been much of an outdoorsy person. Growing up, my experiences with camping were limited to one night once a year... with the car 10 feet away. But a few months ago, Lucas convinced me to go backpacking with him... and it was more fun than I thought possible. It was so nice to get away from absolutely everything and be in the middle of nowhere with only the things you can carry with you. Miles from your car, cell phone service, and other people. It was quiet. It was beautiful. And it was exactly what I needed.

Our last trip was only two days, and Luke began planning our next adventure immediately after returning. It ended up landing right in the middle of the busiest month of the year for me, but it's exactly what I need. I need to stop working for a few days in order to remember why again. To prepare myself for what's to come and to be the best friend, photographer, and person I can be.

Because sometimes you just need some quiet to remember who you are.