New Year’s seems to be all about anticipation and resolutions. While 2012 was not without it’s challenges, the year as a whole was nothing short of amazing. It was most definitely a year of learning and growing.
Continuing to work an extra job in addition to running my photography business so that Alix could go back to school proved to be one of the most difficult personal decisions to manage. It taught me a lot about time management and work/life balance—two of the biggest things I want to continue to work on professionally in 2013.
Personally the past year with Avery has been full of joy and challenges and wonder and learning and love. I want to continue to try to be the best husband and father than I can be for my family. Sure I’ll work on eating better and exercising regularly but those are things that nearly everyone wants to do and they’re certainly important to me, but my definition of success is much more about being happy in my business and successful in my marriage and family.
Lastly I want to be more “present” in the moment. This is a big one for me as I often feel like I’m being pulled in ten different directions that need my attention. I want to get back to a more focused approach to everything that really let’s me more fully appreciate the time, tasks and people in my life. That means less cell phone and Internet browsing, less multi-tasking and more attention to the things that are really important.
I have very high hopes for 2013 and I’m ready for what this year holds. A happy New Years to you and yours. I hope this year holds a lot of hope for you as well.