I love this time of year to look back on what happened in the last year (and perhaps what didn’t happen) to take stock. To consider where I am and where I want to be in my life. I saw a quote recently that said “Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life.” which summed up how I am feeling. We need to push forward and keep moving to live a life that is successful in ways that matter.
2013 was an amazing year for our family with incredible highs and very low lows but it was what I’d call a milestone year. We achieved goals and dreams that may have seemed impossible just the year before and were on the go consistently. In retrospect, 2014 was more about being still and present in the moment and a year of nurturing. I spent a lot of time working on my relationships with friends and family and have come out at the end of the year with an amazing circle of friends that I love to spend time with. We entertained in our little home more than we have before over the past year. It makes my heart so full to have opportunities to entertain our friends I can’t even tell you, and I look forward to continuing with this in the years to come.
On the other hand however, for the past 6 months we were reminded of the fragility of life when Lulu became unwell. She is still not 100% but we seem to have found a cocktail of medicine that is working well to manage her heart troubles.
I planted seeds in many areas of my life and started to see the fruits of my labour but I sadly admit there were areas that I left to grow wild. Goals that I set but I didn’t dedicate time to helping them grow. Gardening is very much a metaphor in my life where I know that things work better when you give them your time and attention a little each day. I am trying to remember this as I focus on making my own grass green this year in the areas that matter the most in my life.
Of course throughout the course of 2013 I photographed many weddings, engagements and even a few babies that made my heart sing. I recently sent a thank you to all my clients from the past year to thank them formally for their trust in me which I will share with you soon, but it never seems enough. Thank you to everyone who made 2014 such a wonderful year and I can’t wait to share 2015 with you.