Dear Lovely Readers,
It seems like a polar vortex has invaded NYC, and my camera and I are safely tucked away from the bitter cold. I'd love to use my time at home as a chance to discuss an important topic—the pursuit of happiness. Most humans are on a constant pursuit of happiness, whether through means of instant gratification (food, shopping, etc.), or achievements in success, money, or status. How often do you feel, "Once I find my dream job, I'll be happy" or "If people admire my accomplishments, I'll be happy." I believe success, money, and relationships are not the origins of happiness, but the tools to help us reach happiness. The true origin of happiness comes from within yourself, and in that sense, is completely in your control.
(Photography by Takashi Matsuzaki)