It’s a brand new year and I hope everyone had a safe and happy holidays! I know I sure did – going to see my family for the first time in over a year was very nice, and I sure let the year out with a bang!
I got the opportunity to meet 5 lovely women on my trip to Edmonton to see my family, and got to do three different photoshoots! I’ve already revealed two, but it’s time to let the third one out. I know the lovely model Amy has been waiting super patiently for me to post it!
This was such a fun shoot to do. My favorite thing is to experiment with new techniques and this was a good crazy one. I wasn’t sure if it was going to work, and it turned out great. And now, I have new ideas under my belt to use in future shoots! Amy was a wonderful person to work with and is such a trooper for battling it out in the cold with me!
I’ve thought a lot this New Years about resolutions and what that means to me. In the past, like many people, I’ve had a hard time keeping up with New Years Resolutions. I feel like maybe that’s because we set out all these things with such good intentions, but when it finally comes to doing them, we just get sort of tired. It’s easy to feel like that energy to do certain things like that is there when you’re just thinking about it or talking about it – it’s an entirely different thing to actually do it. The only resolution I can remember making for myself last year was to do something to make myself happier with my own body image – and for once, I actually did! I tried out juicing and lost 20lbs and 4 inches off my body. I was super proud of myself! But what I actually found out about that is the reason I was able to do it was because at that point in time in my life, I felt true motivation and action. It wasn’t heat of the moment talking about it, it was a steady path. I found something I thought was interesting and suited my life style, did the research on how to pull it off, talked about it with other folks, and then went out and did it. Go me!
So for this year, I’m not making New Years Resolutions. I’m just making hopes and a promise to listen to myself, the world, and the opportunities around me. I want to work on making choices that are really going to enrich my life and bring happiness into it, and also surrounding my life with people who do the same.
What are your hopes for the new year (or resolutions, if you did make them)?