Today I turn 31-derful. I’m hoping this next year will be wonderful to match. My 30th year was a great one. Very challenging, but rewarding as well. I’ve learned, and re-learned, many a valuable lesson.
I’ve learned marriage is hard sometimes. Really hard. But all the effort returns the greatest payoffs. I’ve been reminded of a lesson I learned as a girl; that friendships that seem so important can painfully fade for no real reason, but then return, reformed into something new. I’ve learned that the qualities of those friendships are not owned solely by those people, but can be found all around, and that there are many people out there willing to give love and support.
I’ve learned that there is a vast world full of inspiration out there to explore. I’ve once again been able to find my creative voice, and although I’m not totally sure where its taking me, I’m happy to be back on that journey.
For this next year I have a few goals. I’d like to become a more thoughtful photographer. I’d like to continue challenging myself in my art, my personal life, and professionally. I’d like to put more effort into my family, and do a better job of letting negativity roll off my back. Most of all, I’d like to continue searching for ways to make the majority of my time “quality” time, and spend less time on the “filler” stuff in life.
Thanks to all of you who have read this blog, left comments, supported and encouraged me throughout this last year. There is no doubt in my mind that the best is yet to come!