2015 is right around the corner so it's a perfect time to start thinking about a new year and a new you.
What do you want for yourself in 2015?
I am busy thinking about what this new year will bring to me, Matthew, and our new family. I have so many personal goals for 2015, some of which I have already started working on, for example, getting this blog back up and running because it means a lot to me and I want to see it grow. Matthew and I also have a lot of specific photography-business related goals and objectives that we are currently working on for next year. Running and traveling are also high on my list.
2014 was a wonderful year! I got married, turned 30, ran my first half marathon, gained more confidence and skill behind the camera and found what it is I really want to focus on when it comes to photography, and I grew more Spiritually and confidently as a woman. It was a big year for me.
In addition to building a stronger self, I deleted a lot of "crap" and "fluff" from my Facebook, Blogger, Twitter, Email and computer accounts. I cannot even begin to tell you how much better I feel having a Facebook friend list of less than 100 people, email accounts with 5 emails in the inbox, and all of my photos neatly organized within specific folders. My physical office space is always neat and tidy so I felt like I needed to go into 2015 with an online atmosphere that was more clutter-free. It's amazing how fast clutter can build up on your computer and in your social media outlets. I just felt like it was all such a distraction. It needed to be dealt with so I could focus on my goals in 2015. Scrolling through a feed of hundreds and hundreds of people and pages is time consuming and I've had a lot of guilt about spending precious time invested on people and things that don't matter. With all of those online distractions, I was not spending my time wisely, for instance, on my blog or helping Matthew out. Downsizing in many different areas was needed for my personal growth, my happiness, and my sanity.
I have also started gathering things around our home that we no longer need so I can donate them to Goodwill or sell them on Craigslist. One awesome thing that has come about this purge is my realization that I want to start collecting vintage cameras! Matthew and I have about 6 or 7 vintage cameras from the 70's and 80's that were given to us over the years. They were sitting in our storage unit collecting dust. I was going to sell them too but at the last minute I decided to take pictures of them with my DSLR camera for a cool photoshoot. I am so glad I did because I have now decided to keep them and start collecting vintage cameras and vintage video cameras. I am ecstatic about this new found hobby and can't wait to share more about it next week.
2015 is going to be a fabulous year!
Have you done anything to get ready for 2015 yet?
Have a great weekend!