Tuesday, December 31, 2013
I’m feeling a bit nostalgic saying goodbye to 2013, though I also love change and the opportunity to start anew. This past year has been filled with an abundance of travel, love, self-discovery, and growth (as I imagine all years in your 20′s tend to be) and I’ll be heading into 2014 with many fond memories.
This year, I got to see Wyoming, Arizona, New Mexico, Cabo San Lucas, Big Sur, San Francisco, Monterey, Miami, Palm Springs, Carmel, Mammoth, Yosemite, Santa Barbara, and Ojai. I got to be close to family that lives far away, work in cities I’ve never been to, photograph people and spaces that inspired me, host my first workshop in front of a crowd of strangers, launch a new website, see my work in print, move into an office space, discover parts of Los Angeles I never knew existed, make new friends and old friendships stronger, and celebrate what a gift life can be.
I went on a hike at sunrise the other morning with the goal of making a list of New Year’s resolutions. I ran through the things that end up on my list every year — be healthier, save more money, grow my business, take more risks… and then it dawned on me that I don’t necessarily need more, better, greater than what life is at this moment. At the end of the day, happiness is all I strive for. My 2014 resolution list now reads: choose happiness, stay curious.
Wishing you all a wonderful New Year’s Eve, and a safe and joyous time ringing in 2014. I feel it’s going to be a good one.