Wow, four years. A lot can happen in four years. A lot HAS happened in four years. There have been many times where I have thought that maybe keeping up with this blog was too much and that really I should let it go. Despite the fact that I have been horrible at posting, I am at the point where my blog has a lot of sentimental meaning to me. I can look back over the years and see both growth in myself, in my family, and in my photography. Because of this blog, I have been able to make friends from places far away, some where I have yet to step foot in. Sitting here, I can tell you that I am so thankful for this little corner of the internet world where I have been able to just "talk". I am even more grateful for those of you who have been following me on my journey to . . . somewhere. Ha ha! You all have helped to make this adventure so much more fun and meaningful. Thank you.
So where do I see myself and this blog going in the year ahead? Well, I finally opened up my photography business here in Wilmington under the name The Reverie Tree, so that's going to be a big directional pull and hopefully a great motivator to create and make photographs. There are projects that have been floating in my head for years that really need to come to fruition and I hope we'll start to see that happen this year. I'd like to get published somewhere. I've got my eye on a few places I plan to submit to and hope to one day grace the pages of. Probably the biggest thing I want to see happen this year is a way that I can give back to my community. Locally. Nationally. Globally. Not because it's what everyone else is doing, but because I have a lot to be thankful for and I feel a great need to see that any talent that I may possess be given back in some way. So much of the time I think we get caught up in the hype of giving that too often we lose sight of what's really important: a genuinely deep experience where one's heart is not just moved, but changed. I need this to happen, not just for myself, but also as an example for my daughter. I want her to grow up knowing the importance of making positive changes in the world around her, and especially in the life of another because I truly believe this is what God intended us to be here for.
Thank you again for coming to sit down to a cup of tea with me, and letting me share my reveries. :)
Be the change that you wish to see in the world. - Mahatma Gandhi