as a year comes to an end, i always like to take a moment to look back as well as take a look forward. this year i made new friends and lost old ones. i grew as a teacher and loved my students. i completed AND passed the damn pro cert. i became a better photographer, and know myself better as a creative being and respect my talents that i have been given more so than ever. i started shooting on film and love it. i moved to a new home and said good bye to my old one. i am taking better care of my body and soul. i traveled. a lot. i spent the summer in europe, parts of it alone. i now know i am capable of being alone in foreign places. i am more independent. i had picnics under the eiffel, and belgian waffles in grand place. i crossed abbey road, and had fish + chips with c.s. lewis. i flew on an airplane by myself, twice. i got angry, and i loved. i experienced depression in a deeper form. i doubted my worth and felt prayers. i learned that sometimes it does not matter how hard you work or how talented you are, but that sometimes life is just not on your side. i was given blessings and second chances. i was told that i am loved, and i was embraced. i came to know my weakness and my strength. i am here now.
bonne année! xoxo