Ringing in the New Year has left me wondering what I want in 2016. I am in the midst of starting a new life for myself and I feel so lucky to be surrounded by loving friends and family. I think what I want most for this new year is to feel and give love…which can be harder than it sounds. It is so easy to get wrapped up in gossip, especially when it is cloaked as concern or care. Think of the conversations you share with your closest friends and family, do you discuss ideas, experiences, entertainment, and values? Or, do you discuss your ideas and experiences about someone else? I have learned that I am much more fulfilled when I surround myself with people who are more interested in life and learning, rather than learning what is happening in the life of someone else. I want to thank all of you who play an active part in my life, you have helped me ways you might not even be aware. I have felt such an outpouring of love from both old and new friends, and I look forward to times ahead. I have learned that it is o.k. to struggle and that it is essential to growing into a better, stronger person. I am so grateful for my personal and work relationships, you all fill my life with happiness! Each day I wake feeling so blessed to be able to call you all friends, and know that I care for all of you!
I also want to thank my clients, both from previous years and for 2016. There are few things more rewarding than being able to participate in some of the most tender moments in your life. Thank you for allowing me to capture memories for you and I look forward to many more years and experiences. You are all so amazing and make me love what I do!