There are few greater joys in life than:
- helping others
- the love of family
- true friendship
- experiencing the world
Not necessarily in that order.
Like most good things in life though, those joys won’t necessarily appear on your doorstep. You have to be willing to go find them. You have to be willing to put in the time and effort to make things happen for yourself…and generally, your goals won’t be met as quickly as you would like, but if you remember that progress is a form of success, it will help you stay motivated!
This year has been, on my end, a very busy but rewarding year. Most people who know me would not call me lazy – I work three…yes…THREE jobs. One full time, one part time and I run a photography business. I don’t sleep enough. There is always a to-do list. I feel like I never get enough done. Oh, and did I mention I don’t sleep enough? Haha But, the end of the day, I am so grateful that my hard work has been paying off and that I’ve been able to meet so many wonderful, creative supportive people. (That’d be you!)
In 2012, I was able to see Toronto, New Orleans and Chicago for the first time. I have had the pleasure of working with some phenomenal photo-friends, seen steady growth in my business and rubbed interview elbows with a few big names in the photo game (hint hint…check back on the first for an interview with Will Byington to start 2013 off right!).
Overall, the past year has been full of accomplishments, moments I will forever be proud of, new friends (I appreciate you all XOXO) and new experiences. My goal for myself for 2013 is much of the same.
My goal for you, my reader-friends, is success in life, love and happiness. Don’t be afraid to try new things, appreciate the good things in your life, remember…it can always be worse… and don’t be afraid to put in some hard work. In the end, it will all be worth it.