This year has been one of a lot of personal change and growth for me. Some really really good, and some I’d like to improve upon. Starting this blog has been a catalyst for most of that change. I’ve learned new skills, met new people, and had the opportunity to explore things I’ve come to really really love. It’s also added a significant amount of stress and uneasiness to my daily life in many ways and at many levels.
I love this little blog and I’ve struggled with what exactly it should do and be and become. I’ve spent the last several weeks reflecting on what it is I really want to do and I think I’ve come to a conclusion. Call them resolutions, or keywords, or goals…I’m going into 2013 more simply and more peacefully.
I’m not entirely sure what that will look like. I’ve got a handful of clients left to shoot and design for this month and after that I’m going to take things as they come. I’ll not be pursuing photography as a business and I’ll be scaling back my design work significantly. I’m not sure how our family is going to change this year, and I’m not happy with how the business aspect of my hobbies impacted my family last year.
This decision came with lots of reflection and conversation and personal exploration. And it was a really tough one for me. I was blessed during the months of October, November and December to really be able to see what starting a business and maintaining my family would be like. I so enjoyed meeting and working with my 2012 clients and learned immensely from the work I did for them. I’ll surely be continuing my learning on a personal level and will continue to design and shoot for friends as a hobby and I’ll blog about these things and my family shenanigans here. Back to basics friends.
The words simply and peaceful are my buzzwords for the year. I’ve reflected and goal set along with Emily Ley, Lara Casey, and Nancy Ray over the past few days and I’ve been able to apply those words to every single one of my goals and objectives for the year.
So stay tuned friends. I’ve been waiting for January 1st for what seems like weeks. I’m excited and enthusiastic about the changes I’m going to make and I can’t wait to see what the next twelve months hold.
Happy New Year!