day 15: anything for you

I had just moved into my own apartment in November 2012 with no furniture. On Thanksgiving, my friend of 30 years, Dr. Will, stopped by and helped me put together this desk so I could study for the Texas bar exam. Every time I see this work space, I naturally think about that moment and am so grateful I have a friend like him in my life.

(Not my best effort photographically speaking, but not all my Project 365 pics are going to be winners…)

work from home


canon 5d mark ii
canon 24-70 mm

houston, tx 2014

day 14: make your bed, change the world

“If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed,” said U.S. Navy Adm. William H. McCraven during a commencement speech to The University of Texas at Austin.

“Making your bed will also reinforce the fact that the little things in life matter. If you can’t do the little things right, you’ll never be able to do the big things right. And if by chance you have a miserable day, you will come home to a bed that is made — that you made. And a made bed gives you encouragement that tomorrow will be better.”

Hooker Sanctuary

canon 5d mark ii
canon 24-70 mm

houston, tx 2014

day 12: lush decor

Instagram’s Weekend Challenge: The Great Indoors

Orange is such an underestimated and unexpected color in interior design. I love the warmth of this hue, and the textures feel so inviting and uplifting.

I’ve paid more attention to home decor in the last two years as I have had to furnish my own home. I tend to gravitate more towards neutrals and reds, but I might have to consider this luscious color. Burnt orange is, after all, the color of my alma mater, The University of Texas.

lush decor

iPhone 4 (I know, I know – I need an upgrade!)

houston, tx 2014

day 9: jade

Last year after I passed the Texas bar exam, I held a dinner with my family and closest friends. I gave them all these tiny jade plants as a gesture gratitude. Most of my peeps accidentally killed their plants by over/underwatering, but mine is healthy and strong, my dad’s is doing well, and my mom’s has morphed into a full, vibrant jade plant.

jade plant

Back when I first had interest in photography, I shot this jade plant in New York City:


canon 5d mark ii
canon 100 mm macro

houston, tx 2014


day 7: taste the love

A very wise man asked me to pick him up from the airport today. Figuring he would be hungry after a long flight, I prepared a gourmet turkey, lettuce, bacon and avocado sandwich on a buttery, flaky croissant for him. I included a summer peach, fresh-baked cookies and Texas tea to complete the package. Welcome home!


canon 5d mark ii canon 100 mm macro houston, tx 2014