Well, here it is, already the middle of December. Where has this year gone? It seems to me to have just flown by. 2012 has been a year with many ups and downs for me personally as well as professionally. Computer crashes, new equiptment, upgraded software that had to be learned, tackling branding identity and juggling being overworked. I've been behind the camera so much this year, which I'm not complaining about, its where I love to be, but I believe I'm reaching a point where I will need to limit my bookings and start being more selective on the projects I tackle. It does explain why everything else in my business has suffered. So, my plan for next year will be to book a specific number of weddings which will allow me to keep up with everything else the business needs. For instance, anyone notice I've not blogged since Sept? Then how do I choose who I blog about? There are sooo many deserving couples! I haven't updated my website with new images (besides all of your private galleries) since May and Facebook...hmmm, I'm really not very good at "tooting my own horn" so to speak. Some self improvment to work on next year I for sure.
2012 has been a trying year for me personally as well. I lost 2 of my 3 babies (kitties) in a single month. One, hit by a car and the other due to 2 fast growing inoperable tumors. Lost is one way to put how I felt for a while. Sad and uninspired took over for some time as well. I'm stronger now and have rediscovered my zest for life, embracing the fleeting moments even more.
This has also been the year I've taken control of my body. I've gained control of my eating habits, choosing fresh and clean eating over processed foods and dedicated substantial amounts of time to working out. I've found long distance bicycling as a sport as have begun learning kite boarding. Yes, the business has suffered from a sort of neglect but for the first time in my life I feel energetic, strong, more creative than ever and in control of me. Did I mention I've lost 65 pounds? That helps too. :) I believe I'm fully ready to take on 2013 with renewed vigor and focus...ready and willing for everything life throws at me.
Keep an eye out for the new brand "look" coming in next year! :)
Thanks for following me! I'm seriously going to try to step up my social media efforts and emerge from my shell. The above paragraphs share very personal information that I wouldn't otherwise have shared publicly last year so it is a tremendous step forward!
How has 2012 changed you and what big plans do you have in store for 2013?