Tucked behind my keyboard is an old Calissons tin filled with an odd assortment of things from beach rocks to spare keys. Going through it earlier today I even found receipts for the Christmas gifts I got for my husband in 2016 (Those I did just toss-I think the time period for exchanges has definitely expired). For the most part however, I use the tin to store things I want to hang on to for sentimental reasons-things like this banknote for 50 Swiss Fracs. My friend Sheena gave it to me in 2010, when we were still living in Switzerland, in exchange for some photos I took for her. That was the very first time someone paid me for my photographs. It was four more years before anybody paid me for my work again, once we moved back to Seattle and I officially began taking clients. Looking back, the photos were not worth 50 CHF (so sorry, Sheena!), but that first gesture of faith in my abilities sure meant a lot to me.