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My new home on the Oregon Coast

I've been working in Astoria for over two months and I couldn't be happier. It feels amazing to be in the Pacific Northwest again. Life has slowed down in a good way and I am happy to have more balance in my daily routine. I'm running more, eating healthy, and finding that I have more energy and focus for photos. I've had a lot of change in the last 12 months, so it's nice to finally feel relaxed. 

I'm pleased to announce I've been accepted to The Eddie Adams Workshop  this year. It has been a long-time dream/goal and I cant wait to make my first trip to New York this October. I'll be attending the workshop with my fellow WWU photo buddy Evan Abell. We were in the same Intro to Photojournalism class over four years ago. What a journey it has been. 

This will probably be my last blog post for a while. Bouncing around the country for internships, this blog was really helpful to catalog month-by-month visual growth, moments, memories and experiences. The growth doesn't stop here, but now I'm working towards new goals on a different timeline. For more daily photographs, follow along here .

The sun sets on the Columbia River as seen from the Astoria Riverwalk on Sunday, June 5, 2016, in Astoria. 

Seaside students wait for the graduation ceremony to begin Monday, June 13, 2016, at the Seaside Convention Center in Seaside. 

Job Corps instructors monitor the emergency training exercise on Wednesday, June 1, 2016, at the Tongue Point Job Corps Center in Astoria.

Yacht club member Curt Yoder, right, sails his boat Shearwater as another yacht club boat sails in the distance during the Astoria Yacht Club Downtown Rally on Thursday, June 30, on the Columba River. Yoder named his boat after the Shearwater sea bird. "Sailboats seem like birds to me, the way they can fly," said Yoder. 

Audience members shield their eyes from sunshine as Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson speaks during a Think and Drink event organized by Oregon Humanities on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at Fort George Brewery in Astoria. 

Claire Bowman, 10, exits Fort Clatsop wearing a bonnet while exploring the park with her family on vacation on Wednesday, June 8, 2016, at Lewis and Clark National Historic Park. 

Students from Lewis and Clark Elementary look at the new display during a bridge interpretive display dedication on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, on the West end of Lewis and Clark Bridge in Astoria, Ore. The display features historical facts as well as art and poems from elementary school students at Lewis and Clark Elementary School.

Vernon Hall, Astoria resident of 20 years, poses for  portrait with his cat Princess, who rides on his shoulders as he bikes around town on Saturday, June 11, 2016, in Astoria. Princess is a rescue cat. 

Landscaping, July 27, 2016, at Clatsop Community College. 

Kendrik Byman, of Longview, leaps from on top of a hill overlooking the beach on Sunday, May 29, 2016, at Fort Stevens State Park. 

A lone beachgoer roams the hills overlooking the beach near the South Jetty of the Columbia River on Monday, June 20, 2016, at Fort Stevens State Park. 

Clowning around, July 4, 2016, in Warrenton. 

Knappa players prepare to take the field before the game as the Knappa Loggers face off against the Monroe Dragons in the 2A semifinals on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, at Teevin Field in Knappa. Knappa defeated Monroe 9-4.

Shamek Daniels, center, swims to an emergency life raft with other Job Corps students during a training exercise on Wednesday, June 1, 2016, at the Tongue Point Job Corps Center in Astoria.

Camp Kick-a-Lot campers ages 7-10 play on the new playground during a grand opening of the play area on Monday, July 18, 2016, at the Warrenton Soccer Complex in Warrenton.

Coast Guardsmen begin to form ranks before the change-of-command ceremony on Friday, May 27, 2016, at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River in Warrenton. 

South Jetty High School graduates gaze outside the windows looking for their family and friends to arrive at the correctional facility for their graduation ceremony on Thursday, June 16, 2016, in Warrenton. 

Andrew Gonzalez zips up his graduation gown while getting ready for his graduation ceremony at South Jetty High School, Thursday in Warrenton. 

Knappa’s Reuben Cruz reacts after hitting into an out in the top of the seventh inning while Ryker Coffey, top, comforts him as the Knappa Loggers face off against the Burns Hilanders in the 2A/1A state championship game on Friday, June 3, 2016, at Volcanoes Stadium in Keizer. Burns defeated Knappa 4-3. 

Knappa's Reuben Cruz embraces coach Chad Harrington after the game as the Knappa Loggers face off against the Burns Hilanders in the 2A/1A state championship game on Friday, June 3, 2016, at Volcanoes Stadium in Keizer. Burns defeated Knappa 4-3. 

Alex Oppenheim shields himself from windy conditions while watching the Team USA Footvolley qualifying matches on Saturday, June 25, 2016, in Seaside. 

Miss Oregon's 2015 Outstanding Teen 2015 Hailey Kilgore performs during the Miss Oregon competition on Saturday, July 2, 2016, at the Seaside Convention Center in Seaside, Ore.

Friends of Old Fort Stevens Secretary David Lindstrom exits one of the historic batteries at Fort Stevens State Park historic area Thursday.  The Friends of Old Fort Stevens group works to preserve and restore parts of the park.  

Contestants surround the newly crowned Miss Oregon Alexis Mather during the Miss Oregon competition on Saturday, July 2, 2016, at the Seaside Convention Center in Seaside, Ore. 

Passengers aboard the Astoria Riverfront Trolley gaze out at the Astoria Pride Parade attendees marching on the Riverwalk on Saturday, in Astoria.

Coast Guardsmen begin to form ranks before the change-of-command ceremony on Friday, May 27, 2016, at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River in Warrenton. 

Orchid Cavett walks in a jellyfish costume on the Riverwalk  before the beginning of the Astoria Pride Parade on Saturday, in Astoria.

Jeremy Yuenger, 9, casts his fishing line into the waters of Coffenburry Lake on Monday at Fort Stevens State Park. Yuenger is from England and on vacation with his family. 

Astoria High School's 2016 graduating class waits by the River Walk before heading into the Liberty Theater for their awards night rehearsal after their Grad Walk on Thursday, in Astoria.

Some of my favorite Daily Astorian front pages from the last couple of months.