Happy 2015 everyone! I’m pretty sure at some point on this blog or perhaps in conversations elsewhere I’ve waxed poetic about how much I love the freshness of January 1st. I’m a total sucker for a flip of the calendar opening up a blank slate with endless possibilities. I’m definitely a dreamer so I love thinking about what’s ahead, but I also enjoy reminiscing about what I’ve just left behind.
My 2014 held so many wonderful moments. I had resolved to travel as much as possible and I think I accomplished that with trips to West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Grand Cayman, Colorado (twice), Florida, and Iceland. I crossed a bunch of things off my bucket list, including photographing the Northern Lights, going horseback riding, and while I haven’t done a dive in the ocean yet, Chris and I did take a scuba class and plan to continue our training soon. We welcomed sweet Marty into our family and were excited to learn that he is a pretty good little talker. He’s still learning, but I’m hoping to catch some of his chatter on video soon so I can share that with you! Over the summer I was really happy to reconnect with a friend with whom I had lost touch. And last but not least, I officially said goodbye to my photography business (but I did do a couple of portrait sessions for friends). Letting go of SSP allowed me to travel a bit more and enjoy lots of free weekends, so I’m completely certain that was the right decision!
Of course with the good comes the bad and while I make it a habit to look on the bright side as much as possible, I also like to keep it real. 2014 had a few lowlights like when Chris suffered from a bad case of food poisoning while we were in Grand Cayman. We also lost our beloved little bird, Charlie, early in the year. But we are incredibly grateful for the year’s highlights, and I’m excited to see what 2015 has in store for everyone! I’m especially looking forward to a few big trips that are on the books. Here’s to your own health and happiness in 2015!