Happy New Year!!

To all of our clients and family and friends, thank you so much for an awesome 2010 and let’s look forward to an unbelievable 2011!!

  Wow, I already feel ahead of the game with this blog post to ring in the New Year coming in 20 days earlier than last years!  Winking smile  As I was reflecting on last year I thought about my 101 in 1001 list that I made, (you know 101 things to do in 1001 days) and was feeling pretty bad that I hadn’t accomplished many of them…  but upon closer inspection I found that I had started many more than I remembered and that I completed a few that I hadn’t even thought about!

  Now, this isn’t some major-hanging-over-my-head to do list, just a list of goals to accomplish, they will change over time, evolve, grow and drop by the wayside, it is just a fun way to motivate myself for things I need to.  Like the Polar Bear Plunge, jumping into freezing cold water to ring in the New Year, well, does it really hafta be New Years Day?  Complete decorating the house, build a wall, paint different parts, just a chore list for me, but they’re pretty big things here…

  On the completed end of the list…

  • make jerky again!  yes, it was quite tasty!
  • subscribe to MAKE magazine, an easy one, but it ties in with completing 6 projects from MAKE!
  • Compete in a USPSA shoot with the glock, I didn’t come in last!!  It was great fun and I’ll do it again this year!
  • Get an iPhone, we needed a better way to show off our portfolio wherever we were and keep up with emails and business.  We got Android based phones (which fit who we are much better!) and a great plan to boot!
  • Learn more Spanish!  ongoing, but I try to pick up a little here and there!
  • Join VPPA Virginia Professional Photographers Association, a great investment, monthly meetings, a great peer group, it’s awesome!

Started these, sometimes you’ve gotta recognize the small victories…

  • Viking photo shoot, scheduling issues kept this at bay in 2010, but I’ll  get all the ducks in a row soon for this one!
  • I’m in the process of redesigning the website now, it’s not like new wallpaper and drapes kinda redesign, it’s more like tear out the foundation and start all over!
  • Decreasing electrical consumption has not been easy but we’re still trying!
  • I have not painted any of the exterior of the house but I did get the repair done that I needed to before starting to paint!
  • Recognizing the seasons, I made a point to stop and reflect at each of the major holidays and look at that time more in depth…

Ongoing from the list!

  • Love Life!  Yes, everyday!
  • Continue to improve!  Always striving!
  • Empower women through boudoir shoots (see my next post for more on this!)
  • Relax!  yes!

Have a great New Year everyone!

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