There are times when you just need to wander alone in the dark while you are searching for the light. Eventually you will find it, but it will take buckets of tears and crap tons of sweat and hard work. 2018 can probably be best described as a "Working Transformation" and my goal is to continue that theme into 2019. Transforming my style, my work, my life. I still have a very long way to go, but as I meandered through a local park this past weekend, I took to time to reflect on the past year. It was long and fast and crazy busy. It was hard and tough and life (and health) kicked my butt for the last 6 months of the year. BUT, I learned so much, and I believe that I truly grew as a human, as a woman and as a photographer.
2019 is probably going to be much more of the same, hopefully not with the health issues though ;). As I ambled along the path in the park, and I started to look forward to 2019, I wasn't as scared (really terrified) of the future as I was last year. Yes, I'm still freaking out over here, but I am so much stronger now that I was 12 months ago. And Yes, I may still have a lot of work ahead of me, but I know that I can win at the race of life.
1. Start a blog
1.1 Keep said blog updated on a regular basis :)
1.1.1 My plan is to pick one night a week and dedicate it to blogging
1.2 Hope that someone (besides me and my immediate friends) follow my new and always updated blog
1.2.1 I'm not going to let my fears stand in my way of sharing my blog posts to social media
2. Complete a personal photography project
2.1 I want to write and learn about local artists. I want to dig deep into why they create the way they create and then tell their story.
2.2 I already have two artists lined up, but would like to feature 12 total. One for each month.
3. Create and use a welcome guide & style guide
3.1 Thank God for The Unraveled Academy as this is half way done (I just need to update it for myself)
4. Shoot sessions that I want to shoot and in a way that speaks to me.
4.1 This will be huge for me. I always seem to get suckered into shooting session in the old expected way. I am going to push to only shoot the images that speak to me.
4.2 Don't let fear kill this for me.
"If you can't stop thinking about it, Don't stop working for it"
2019 had the opportunity to see me curled up in the fetal position scared to death, but I'm choosing to get up off the floor and fight back. And I have a feeling that 2019 is going to be the best year yet!