take me to the river...

went to the washougal river yesterday to beat the heat with sam and mike, two former classmates from 12. we also brought along a cardboard cut-out of simone i had laying around since she's at w+k london now.

it's super gorgeous out there and it was only a scenic, 40-minute drive from portland.

sam is leaving for tokyo on wednesday to see his family and then off to who-knows-where. maybe nyc, maybe not. it seems like everyone in 12 is starting to float off on their various journeys and it's interesting to see all the different places this thing is bringing us and also realize how important these people are to me.

the friendships we built during the program are going to follow me for a while, i know it. it's not every day that you can find people that you respect, can have meaningful relationships with, and can work with professionally as well. i wish more of us worked together now.

i feel like i'm coming up to a point in my life now where i really need to take another look at what i value in life and go after those things. there is so much crap in this world, it's very easy to get caught up in the mess of it and confuse what other people think i should do for what i want to do.

i know that i'm young and that i should make as many mistakes as i can now, but i want to make sure that i am making those mistakes doing what i love and chasing what i am after.