The End of Blissful Delusions: Learning to live again after workaholism

What source of happiness does the ‘American dream’ provide to the soul?

Taking a break from cleaning a client’s bathroom, photo taken at the end of a 13 hours shift Aug. 15, 2021. When faced with the continuous task of polishing every inch of a home, one can take on a perfectionist state of mind. (Photo by: Tri Duong )
Freelance event photographer and videographer for a baby shower in Palm Springs, California Dec. 7, 2021. The authentic experience of a Mexican family celebration comes not only by the food, but also the people, games and dances. (Photo by Chilo)
Wednesday night cooks show hosted by Zeya Highley and Tri Duong Sept. 01, 2021. Making Kool Aid pancakes on live television was surprisingly the peak highlight of my college career. (CTV Channel 11)
Photo Desk Halloween party and costume contest Oct. 31, 2021. (Photo by Tripod)
Taken from a car window, bridge crossing in Iowa City Dec. 26, 2021. This is the beginning of a great adventure, a photo I stayed up for 24 hours to take. (Photo by Tri Duong)

Taking pictures for myself, I have lost .

Entering Chicago, Illinois, in the search for the the AMLI 900, our Airbnb Dec. 27, 2021 (Photo by Tri Duong)
AMLI 900 16th floor outlooks towards downtown of Chicago, Illinois Dec. 27, 2021. (Photo by Tri Duong)
At the Milwaukee Brat House, Ben Rathke enjoys his meal Dec. 30, 2021. At this very moment, It is about to become eye opening to my discoveries that I may have the Omicron variant of COVID-19. (Photo by Tri Duong)

You can’t take your bank account or title with you to heaven or hell, the valuable items we have built emotions around is an artificial conception of temporary freedom.

The beginning of a blizzard in Chicago, Illinois. Chilling flushes of wind swept through the city day and night Dec. 30, 2021. (Photo by Ben Rathke)
My friends and I celebrate our time spent together at Umai Japanese Restaurant in Chicago, Illinois, Dec. 30 , 2021. After this photo was taken, my friend on my left flew straight backwards in his chair by laughing too hard. (Photo by Tri Duong)
German Shepard, Stella, peacefully stares and admires the snowflake covered windows at AMIL 900 in Chicago, Illinois Jan. 1, 2022. Stella kept me warm while my body shivered from the undying virus, COVID-19. (Photo by Tri Duong)

Personal attachment to physical materials is an addictive trait and behavior that is hidden in plain sight. Detach, so the truth shall be shown to you.

Me, discovering the light of life again at Millennium Park in Chicago, Illinois, Dec. 31, 2021. Through my eyes, families and friends savored their moments of joy around a decorated Christmas tree. (Photo by Tyler McCue)




By definition, I am an adventure enthusiast, seeker of truth, and a fanatic for taking risks. Professionally, I am a freelance photographer/videographer.

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Tri Duong

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By definition, I am an adventure enthusiast, seeker of truth, and a fanatic for taking risks. Professionally, I am a freelance photographer/videographer.

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