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Sunday
Feb262012

a snapshot of the past

   

Rows from top to bottom: Camp Shutter Sisters, Alt Summit, Elevate the Everyday, Washington DC.

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?

Reader Comments (4)

me thinks you are a bit of a tease! ;-) can't wait to hear about all the goodness you have brewing.

it is nice to look back, it certainly changes your viewpoint for the future.

February 27, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterlifeineden {amy}

Love where you've been and so excited to see where you're going.
Thanks for sharing your Excellent Adventure with us!

February 28, 2012 | Unregistered Commentershelley

This one means a lot right now, because we are at a place where our schedule is unavoidably crazy-ridiculous 95% of the time. We won't always be there, we know, but for now—and until Matt's command is over in June 2013—it's a little more intense than normal. (At least that's what we're blaming it on right now, ha) So important for us to muster up the energy on a rare day off to get the heck to the mountains... spending the afternoon sledding was such a welcome, happy break. The effort was worth it for us. : ) http://instagr.am/p/G6_rmTS6IE/

February 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

I feel like I'm just now starting to feel like myself again after an enormous year as well. My daughter just turned one, so I still feel relatively new to the ups and downs of motherhood. Some days I feel like I should put my camera down and enjoy the moments as they happen. Other times I think I haven't taken nearly enough photos of her. I'm certainly very grateful for the ones I have. This little collage shows a glimpse of my recent past:
http://jenniferdeville.com/2012/03/01/february-monthly-mosaic/
P.S. I'm really looking forward to reading your new book!

March 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

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