Saturday, January 11, 2014

2013 | Year in Review

Ummm ok I know everyone says this every year but...where did 2013 go?! Like seriously, this year flew by. It was definitely a life changing year for me and even though it wasn't always an easy year, I wouldn't trade this past year for anything. So I decided to do a little recap of some of the highlights of 2013! :)

January: I met my now boyfriend on the first day of classes :)
February: On February 25 I started dating the most amazing man on planet earth :)
May: I second shoot JJ & Kristi's wedding and took some pictures of Anna & Justin
August: I met with a new doctor and received the good news that I was able to go back to school! So, in August I also road tripped from NH to SC with my mom. That was definitely an adventure! August also marked 6 months of dating my boyfriend :) I also took James & Heidi's engagement pictures
September: My birthday!!! :D
October: I flew home to NH for a weekend to shoot James & Heidi's wedding! (more pictures coming soon!)
November: I took some pictures of my boyfriend's sister Maryann for my photography class. I also went home for Thanksgiving. I also did a few photo shoots while I was home including Taylor & Adam's engagement session and the Willis family's session (check out the sneak peeks here)
December: This month was crazy with finals and such. And this month I also got to shoot a proposal! You can see a sneak peek of it on Facebook

2013 was a good year, and I am definitely looking forward to 2014! Here are some of my resolutions and goals for this year:

Business Goals
*Blog more | Ok, I know this is so generic but I'm shooting to blog at least 3 times a week. I tend to neglect this blog and in 2014 that is going to change!
*Book 3-4 weddings | I wouldn't mind more ;)
*Learn how to use Photoshop | Right now I mainly use Lightroom for my editing, but I really would like to learn how to use Photoshop! My boyfriend knows how to use it and he suggested that I learn how, so hopefully I will be able to accomplish this goal!
*Attend a workshop or at least sign up for one | I have really wanted to attend a workshop so hopefully this will be the year!
*Push myself more | Again, kind of generic, but I tend to get in a "rut" with my photography and I want to push myself more and to get more creative and push myself in my photography business.

Personal Goals
*Spend more time in God's Word | I'm just being open and honest here, but I really need to be spending more time in God's Word and putting it more of a priority.
*Train for a half marathon | Ok, I am so excited about this one! My goal is to run the Disney Princess Half Marathon in February 2015.
*Learn to cook | So it's probably bad that my boyfriend is a better cook than me...yeah, that's bad. But I'm learning! This year I really want to learn how to cook more and be more familiar with the kitchen.
*Read more | And this is not for school. I want to read for pleasure more. On January 1 I went out and bought some new books so hopefully this will be a good kickstart for there rest of the year!
*Be more joyful | Again, just being open and honest over here. This year I really want to be more joyful and not complain as much. It's so easy to complain and not be happy with what we have and such, but when we look around at all that God has given us, how can we not be thankful and joyful? :)
*Spend more time "unplugged" from my electronics | I tend to let my iPhone and computer take over my life. I seem to constantly have my phone on me. And that should not be the case. This year I want to take more "breaks" from my technology and enjoy the moment and the people around me.

Well there are some of my goals for 2014! I am definitely looking forward to this year! I can't wait to see what God has planned for 2014 :)

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