Blogging in 2013

I clearly don’t write out my thoughts enough.

Let’s just pretend that I didn’t let my blog sit here idle for most of the end of 2012. The last 4 months have been one big blur of photography, life, travel and sleep deprivation. Let’s just say I found my limits. I knew it would be rough, but sometimes you just don’t know until you’ve done it. Kind of like parenthood. And even though I have portrait sessions and fun images I’ve wanted to share here going back at least 6 months, (Shame!) I only had time to let a few trickle through to show you.

Even if I said it before, I’m saying it now. 2013 is going to be…different.

Why? Because it HAS to be.

How? I’m not 100% sure yet.

My resolution this year is to “Enjoy Life” – and that covers a lot of things. In general it means scheduling time for LIFE first, and work second, whenever possible. Especially at the end of 2012, I felt like something really important to me was missing. TIME FOR OTHERS. Time to spend with them. Time to make them things. Send them notes. Call them. Think of them and then do something nice for them. BE THERE for them. I was on the receiving end of a WHOLE LOT of nice last year, and to every one of you that gave me your time and your ears and your help, again, THANK YOU SO SO SO MUCH!

But it really needs to be my turn to help this year. I’m not some super helper person, but it IS a part of me and it was just weird to be cleaning up stuff in the last few weeks and find gifts I never made/sent and cards I never sent and it just made me sad. I’m not going to go crazy with it, I just want to feel normal again. Taking January off from no new work has been such a relief on my brain. I’m still playing catch up but at least nothing else is piling on at this very moment. I’m sticking to my plan of scheduling things well in advance.

But I want this year to be a helping year in business too. I love photographing families still, but I’m really excited to start work on some longer term personal projects, and I want to use my photography skills and knowledge to really help others. Whether its helping others learn more about their cameras, shooting and post processing, or taking on specific projects that help others achieve something or solve a problem. My social worker side must really be itching to get out. =)

The other thing I HAVE to do this year is to stop censoring and “planning” my blog posts. I just can’t do planned. It doesn’t happen. I have to write when the mood strikes and just go with it. So beware if this place turns into another vent place. Facebook is for one liners and sharing, Instagram is basically my Daily Image Live Feed and here is where I can still actually just be myself and write about and show you what I love.

Ok – apparently my brain is full of words tonight, but I’ll stop for now. Things I hope I will post soon:-lots of photos from 2012 that you haven’t seen yet, an occasional roundup of my favorite images from the ProjectLife365 project on Instagram, of COURSE the DUDE!, and more rambling life posts. =)

Take care and Happy New Year!!!

 

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