2012. A Year In Review.
I stared at the computer monitor until it went black. I jostled the mouse until the screen came back to life. In front of me was an opened folder in Adobe Bridge.
2012 favs. I guess I was so lazy when I created it I couldn't include 5 additional letters to make it more formal. I remember creating it on a whim. I had this grand idea that I would throw in all my favorite images into that folder throughout the year and at the end, I'd have this amazing compilation of what I had created. That was the plan at least. I'm sure a part of me believed I'd never follow through. There were definitely months I forgot and I had to go back through to keep it updated.
But here I was staring at the contents of the folder. Surprisingly, I made it work. I don't recall any time during the year where I actually opened the folder to see what I had accomplished so far. I just kept adding, and adding, and adding. Occasionally I'd go in and grab an image or two to post here and there but I never stopped to really look through them all. But I was about to now.
2012 was an incredible year. There were many moments of elation, frustration, grievance, inspiration and prosperity. I was able to travel to some incredible places to witness amazing events and I also got to take part in amazing events from the comfort of my home. I vividly recall numerous powerful and emotional moments with old friends, new friends, family, and strangers. I watched my children grow up right before my eyes and I witnessed growth in myself as well.
I left 2012 doing what I love. I entered 2013 doing exactly the same. I can't tell people enough how much I love what I do and how lucky I am to be able to make it happen for a living. Thank you to every one that plays a part in my life. You are there for a reason.
One last thing ... go and create a "2013 favs" folder of your own. And at the end of the year, look at how far you have come. I know I will.