Let's be honest. I hate goodbyes and I could go on for a long time about my loathing of them.
Instead, what I shall do today is talk about how fun hellos are.
Hellos are the best. It means you are seeing or meeting someone you (quite possibly) haven't seen in awhile.
I have so many dear friends I haven't had an in-person "hello" with this year-like Anne, Anna, Mel, Lindsay-just to name a few.
But so many more dear souls I have gotten to see and hello and hug and laugh with.
Like this girl Maddy who came to be with us this summer, on our first ever full-time photography internship.
You can imagine that there was a bit of a learning curve, but this girl rolled with the punches. She never complained about my midnight emails..at least to me. Or stressful photo shoots or my daily additions to her "To Do" pile.
She is smart, hilarious, talented, creative, insightful and a joy to walk beside.
So Maddy Joy, I won't belabor your goodbye any more, but on this-my first official day without you-I just had to say it again.
I will miss you; I already do.
Thanks for all the smiles you've brought into my life.
And masses, keep watching our feed for a few projects Maddy and I worked on together that we will be publishing in the upcoming months. Life is that good.