I woke up in a good mood yesterday morning.
The clocks had turned back the night before, so I had gained a precious hour of extra sleep.
It was also November 7th, the day I knew my photographs would be appearing in The New York Times. I dressed into my sweats and boat shoes and went searching through several newspaper racks on campus, only to be reminded that that Goucher doesn’t have a subscription to the Sunday Times. I couldn’t wait, so I drove to the local Safeway supermarket. They only had one copy, so I drove to the CVS Pharmacy down the street and spent 19 dollars on three copies of the paper.
I’ll acknowledge that being published in the country’s most well-known newspaper as a College Senior is the product of lots of hard work on my part.
But as I sat in the CVS parking lot and stared at my two photographs for what seemed like forever, I couldn’t stop thinking about how lucky I’ve been. I doubt there’s many people out there who can say they’ve had the amount of love and support from family, friends, and mentors that I’ve had.
This byline is a tribute to those special people in my life.
The link to the online slideshow is here.