This photo served as my desktop background from the time I got back from Hardly Strictly Young in April until shortly after I got back from Chicago in October (when I chose a new background with a more subliminal meaning).
It also fits the bill for the #resound11 prompt for Day 9:
Today, please post your best photo of the year. It doesn’t have to be the best technically, it doesn’t have to be the best visually, but it should be a photo that you consider the best. Does it have special meaning? Is it of a significant event or moment?
For those wondering exactly why we were in Missouri, this explanation (complete with video comments from David Cohn) should help fill most of the gaps.
We had a couple of hours to kill before our plane left for Memphis from Columbia, MO. We decided we’d take full advantage of the weather, the grass and the WiFi connection. While we tried to not do work (well, all of us except for Vadim – he’s out of view stage left typing up a storm), it’s been a photo that’s helped me focus on what I want to accomplish in the coming year. I didn’t quite feel comfortable when I got there, but by the time I left, I knew that any doubt that had slipped into my mind about the choices I’d made in recent years career wise were the right ones.
It didn’t hurt that we ended up streaming music, enjoying life and letting the blood rush to our heads.
Looking at the photo helps a lot, especially when there’s a lot of noise getting made around me.
Photo: Truly Digital Nomads. acnatta/Flickr.