2015, Looking Back

I am always excited about the New Year.  I sit down and write up New Year’s resolutions before New Year’s Eve and look at them the night of.  These are typically about where I  want to go, what I want to do for the coming year.  This year I want to expand my photography, and travel more either for work or for pleasure. Of course I have these written down more specifically for myself but I would love to photograph a cookbook this year and more magazines and do a road trip in the Deep South, I also may go to India, we will see. I also want to challenge myself to work on new projects this year, even if I am scared of doing it.

Looking back, last year was a great year. I photographed a few more magazine covers and articles for Sip & Cidercraft. I went to Spain, which was perhaps the most exciting thing I did. I expanded to photograph for new clients and traveled to LA to shoot for an existing one.  I went to Chicago for a wedding and traveled to Palm Springs with my sister.  I visited my brother & sister-in-law several times in Phoenix and met my nephew.  I made new friends and spent time with old ones.  It was a great year but there was also some loss. My Grandmother passed away last year, but I will keep her near to my heart with the coming year.  She always encouraged my photography and always told me how proud of me she was.  As an artist herself, I was always so inspired by her.  She had such a strong and lively spirit, definitely she was ahead of her time.  I was very blessed to have her in my life.

I hope everyone had a great 2015, and if you didn’t, then 2016 is ahead of us as a clean slate.  Which is why I love the closing of a year. You can start fresh. Most of us don’t realize though that we can always start over. Each day if we want to.  But the end of a year is a nice symbol of that, so Happy New Year! (The pictures shown are from a hike I did with friends up to Rattlesnake Ledge right after Thanksgiving)

 

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