Final ATRF Post
As the Raven Flies was the biggest project I had ever taken on in my entire life—in distance, time, effort, budget and any other metric I could think of. I pushed myself with Adobe software, web design, logistical planning, crowdfunding, writing and research, plus the simple challenge of bicycling for six months straight. At this point I’ve talked about the project with more people than I can remember, I’ve taken five thousand photos and I’ve written thousands and thousands of words for and about the journey. I’m not as weary as I was at the end of the highway, but I’m still feeling tired. It’s draining that I’m still not finished. I’ve made lots of headway but I still have a dozen pieces to write, way too many emails to catch up on, video to edit and so on.
Part of how I’m maintaining energy is allowing myself to move onto other things in certain parts of my life. I’ve now relocated to British Columbia, where I’m spending the winter. I spent some time getting Original Story Design Co. up and running. I read a couple books.
But I’m still committed to finishing this project in a good way, and hoping to be able to call it a wrap by the new year. Updates will still happen at jonathonreed.com/adventure/atrf and, once it becomes possible, via email. On Ello however, I’m moving on to other photography with gratitude and energy. Thanks for being part of the journey. Part of the joy of the biggest project I had ever taken on was being able to share it with all of you.