In 2014, I had moved to Northampton, Massachusetts with my partner at the time for a job she got. The transition was really hard for me, harder than I expected, having left my life and my career that I had built over 10 years in Minneapolis to go on an adventure and try something new. I was ready for a change but thought it had to do with not being satisfied with being a full-time wedding and portrait photographer and longing to make art, which was a big part of it, but I also realized that I was deeply unhappy in my relationship and very out of tune with myself and what I wanted and needed in order to feel like my best self. That Thanksgiving, about a month after I had moved, I drove to Brooklyn, New York to have Thanksgiving with my family. I was feeling very lost, which is how I've felt most of my life, but when I was in New York, I felt more like myself than I did in Northampton. I felt alive, I felt excited, I felt inspired, I felt invigorated. Al lot of that had to do with my people being there and feeling safe with them to be fully myself but it was also being a place that was so full of possibilities. I took my dog for a walk outside of my brother's apartment and noticed this tree across the street. I love how the trees in the city are such an integral part of the visual landscape...tucked between buildings, bending over sidewalks, squeezed into parking lots. I snapped this with my iPhone and edited it in the Hipstamatic app.