Three weekends ago we headed north to celebrate six years together (!). Portsmouth has turned out to be one of our favorite day trip spots outside the city, so we decided to head there for the night. After we got engaged last year we spent a snowy weekend in Portsmouth which remains one of my favorite weekend getaways to date.
Saturday morning we slept late, enjoyed breakfast courtesy of the hotel, and then headed out to walk around downtown and go visit the Nubble Lighthouse (always a favorite spot).
As this year comes to a close, I have been reflecting on the year that passed and the upcoming year. As I did last year, I feel like I failed at actually documenting my life in any meaningful way. When I look back on any year prior to 2013 I have plenty of photos that document all my favorite memories and people. Looking back on this year, I have a ton of Instagram posts that have captured mostly mundane moments in my life and will most likely hold little meaning in twenty years when I look back at them.
Uploading these photos from a few weeks ago, I realize that I miss the depth of field in photos and that feeling when you know you got the light at just the perfect moment. So, as you've probably guessed from this ramble, 2016 means more time with the DSLR and less time with the phone - it will be good to unplug. In an attempt to unplug, this year I made a more conscience attempt to not relinquish my evenings to binge watching TV and read more (after 2014's sad realization that I read three books in the course of the year: THREE!). I didn't hit my 24 book goal, but I have come darn close and that's a good feeling.