AM WEekly Video Series

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On my mind - AM Weekly 28

The ideas of how much time I spend living online vs offline - especially on sites like Instagram and YouTube has been weighing heavily on my mind recently. Sadly, I don't have any answers - but I was reminded of this, after a run the other day. I felt so inspired and alive after spending just under 2 hours pushing myself physically - all the while thinking about life, family and work. And it just made me realize that you don't have to be staring at a screen - scrolling through other peoples lives constantly - as we've been conditioned to lately. I guess I just need to put the phone down and get out more. Im ok with that.

Freakin' time to update that dot com! Yep, I'm actually going to be giving AmericanoMondays.com a facelift over the coming weeks to bring it into 2018. And hopefully start doing more regular posts on there. We'll see how it goes but I have high hopes.

Instagram announced IGTV last week. And as someone who loves Instagram - I thought I would test out this amazing new feature on and see how I feel about shooting vertical videos - and their new platform. BUT this also presents a challenge here in YouTube so yeah...I'm still figuring out how to move forward.

Kids and coffee are probably the two best ways to describe last week. And that's a good thing. A lot happened over the past week - I submitted my visual deck - proposal to the brand that I'm hoping to partner with on the book.

Sorry...just realized i had it set it to private for a bit...yikes. Im tired...but Im rocking out - trying to stay focused on what's important: 1. My wife/kids, and the work that gives me purpose.

Our daughter Paloma was home sick most of this past week - which meant that I barely got any work done. And even though it's tough at first to see a lack of progress and/or time for work as a blessing - just being able to be there for my daughter and spend time with her as she got better is indeed something special.
I'm Wrecked! But I also feel great because after a week of pushing myself to live a more disciplined life - I can confidently say, that I had far a more productive week I've had in a very long time. It was perfect - but it was a bg step in the right direction.