|My Manny and Pop|
I just got back from an extended trip to the east coast for the holidays. I hadn't left California for six months, so the travel-- and especially the travel home for the holidays-- really triggered my inspiration about what's really important (the things I want to focus on in life, the life projects I keep putting off that I finally want to do, the career I want to lead).
By far my greatest inspiration came from my family and friends this holiday season. Seeing my generation of my brother and cousins grow up all around me (guess that means I am too) and even beginning to lead the family, having my family adjust to support me in different ways as I myself change and get older, getting words of wisdom from unexpected places, and appreciating the endurance of lifelong friendships.
I also got inspired by a bunch of little nooks and corners of New York and DC I visited. They say that life is just a journey where you're seeking your version of home. Home can be anywhere or anything that makes you comforted on a deep level. This is a collection of some of the places-- and a few of the people-- that inspired me on my trip.
Happy New Year! May 2012 be one filled with health, pursuit, and happiness!
|New York construction workers' elevator decorated for the holidays|
|The highest we got in the new One WTC that my Aunt Lynda is working on|
|Sign of the times sharpied onto the wall at One WTC|
|Grandma at Christmas|
|Beautiful Chelsea Market|
|Oh, I just got the joke... #slowin2012|
|Wanna see it|
|Working my tan|
|The High Line Park|
|Capitol Bikeshare in DC|
|My cousin Jeanie and husband Jimmy's beautiful Capitol Hill apartment-- before the party|
|Manny and Pop showing us how you do New Years Eve|