Taking It One Step Further

21 Dec

As anxious as I am about Christmas being a few days away, I’m also anxious about the new year approaching. A whole year has passed again and I get all reflective about what the year has brought me and despite everything (good and bad) I’m still greatful. Learning to stay humble and accept what you can not change in life is more than a battle.

When I began this blog, I was in a similar point of my life than I am at today. I was kind of withdrawn with where I was at in my career and kind of feeling a little hopeless. I had huge distractions in my way and paid more attention to other things than giving myself the attention I deserved to focus on what was important to me. In the end, I don’t think it was anything but a lesson that I’m still learning how to fulfill to this day. It’s such a challenge for me, but I’m trying and I know that I just need to do what I need to do for myself and always put myself ahead of everyone else as bad as that might sound. I’ve always seemed to put others’ before me and waited in the wings and treaded along with my own goals to see them through. I think it’s time I just let everyone and everything aside and really, truly be selfish about what I want for myself. The truth is – no one is going to go out there and chase my dreams for me BUT me.

With that being said one year ago when I started this blog – never in a million years did I think that 166 posts later I would actually write some good things on here. I won’t lie – some of it is a little flowery and could be a little vague but other posts are about important things and have value to what’s going on today. What’s more is that I’ve had readers from across the country and the globe comment on some of the posts and leave nothing but positive feedback.

In To Travel Or Not To Travel [Alone]:

‘halong bay tour’ commented:

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In I Remember..[Those Days]:

‘google’ commented:

I liked your article is an interesting technology
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Reading these comments has been a real inspiration and not only from WordPress users, but also my friends who read my blogs and people who tell me out of casual conversation. I started this blog as another outlet for my writing and a way for my writing to take off. It was a writing task and challenge for me to keep up with and I’ve been pleased with it so far.

Over the next year, I’d like to see it kick off a little further and go in a direction I talked about it with very few people when I started it. It’s something very premature, but I have a few ideas for the blog and I really hope that this next year this blog gets even better. There might be more lights, more fun and you might see more of my face. I don’t like to show my face on my blog. I like to think of myself as a photographer alot, which is probably why I’m a writer in the first place and why I love photography, too. I stay behind the lens alot. Which is also why my Facebook default photo has been the same photo since August. Ha! I’m horrible at updating my photos, really I am. But probably one of my only resolutions this year is to not go anywhere without my camera. I have a Nikon D3100 and this is bad boy can shoot some nice photos the only problem is I need to actually take it with me when I’m out!

But for the most part other than when I’m taking pictures – it’s no more behind the lens action – everything will be about being front and center. =D

 

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