It feels like only yesterday I was standing on the other side of 2008, looking the bright expanse of a fresh new year and imagining what it would hold for my family. And yet here I am looking back on it, wondering how it passed so quickly. The Beatles got it right - "life is what happens while you're busy making other plans!"
I hope that one day I look back on this past year as the start of something big: the birth of my photography career. At the dawn of 2008, I held a brand new DSLR in my hands and the hope of being a better photographer in my heart. Not an honest-to-goodness real photographer - just a better one, just a Mommy taking pictures of her family. I wasn't even thinking about photographing other people. I didn't know that the coming year would hold both my first and my eighteenth photo shoot. I didn't know I'd end the year with a business name, a website, and a new dream becoming reality. Some days I still doubt myself and wonder what I'm playing at...but I'm living my dream, and that's awesome! My biggest goal for 2009 is to build my photography from a part-time business into a lucrative career.
Here's wishing us all a 2009 filled with nothing but the best. Happy New Year!
(yes, that is Boones Farm. Hey, it's what I like and there's nothing wrong with that!)
P.S. I didn't know "out with the old" would include my favorite jeans. Whaaa, I wanna cry. But I guess I shouldn't be all that surprised, since these are my favorite version of the Mommy Uniform and worn practically every day. I've never been a holes-in-the-knees kinda person, but I think that will change now. I can't give them up!
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