Two weeks ago I boarded a plane for San Diego, California. My birthplace. I was going to visit a friend from Kenya who is in the States right now. It was an incredible visit. I enjoyed catching up with friends and visiting places I used to go to when growing up. Although I brought my camera, I barely took it out. I can't really explain why other than I think my soul needed the rest. I needed to recharge how I see things...not just how I view the world creatively behind my lens but how I view the world around me everyday. I find joy in capturing a moment in a photo but for these past few weeks, I found joy in living each moment and letting them pass. I saw so many beautiful sunsets and incredible scenery and yet I allowed myself to keep my camera by my hip and soak in the raw beauty. Eventually I ventured out with my camera so that I could bring some photos home for my own souvenirs. Ironically most of the days I intentionally brought my camera, the weather was very foggy and the light dim. Nonetheless, I'm glad for the majority of the time, I rested. I wanted to see the amazing scenes before me without having anxiety of whether or not I was capturing it the best way possible. You will just have to take my word for some of the things I saw...breathtaking.