It's taken a while for this year to ramp back up for me over here. The last half of 2011 was of a fairly frenetic phase big projects coming to completion and so the start of 2012 has been a time to get back to some semblance of normalcy. I've settled in again to what feels like a steady and comfortable pace of daily life. Time to work, time to play and most of all, time to rest. And in that, I have had time to reflect.
I recognize and appreciate that I slowed down enough to really enjoy the holidays. I've spent many quiet weekends at home remembering the joy of just being. I gave myself the gift of being creatively recharged by attending the Alt Summit in Salt Lake City. I spent some well-needed time away with my family.
Looking back at the "big stuff" of the past year, I'm amazed at all it held. Shutter Sisters hosted an awesome gathering for a fantastic group of shutter sisters that gathered from all over the world, which was a total dream come true for me. I wrote another book which took so much of me for so many month and for which I am so proud. Myself, along with the community of Picture Inspiration, completed an inspiring year-long journey of photography and connection.
Looking ahead, I am bursting at the seams with all the good stuff coming. But, the future is for the future. Right now, today, I'm appreciating all that's been.
Don't you find that taking a little time to look back gets you into the perfect frame of mind to then be able to look forward with more gratitude and excitement for what's to come? I'm feeling that right now.
So, won't you share a snapshot of your recent past with me?