Returning to work after three months home with Nora was tough. Diving back into the world of photojournalism requires a degree of focus, adrenaline, and heart. I’m still finding my stride, but each week has gotten a little bit easier. These images reflect my experiences since returning at the beginning of October. I’ve witnessed troops returning home from Afghanistan, people retiring, ArtPrize announcements, women rehabilitating, and leaves turning color. All images are copyright @ Grand Rapids Press and MLive.com.