As I bid farewell to the remarkable year that was 2023, filled with cherished memories and meaningful connections, the anticipation for what lies ahead in 2024 is palpable. The past year was a journey of self-discovery, professional growth, and building lasting relationships. As we reflect on the successes and experiences of 2023, the excitement for the upcoming year is fueled by the commitment to continuous learning, expanding horizons, and embracing new opportunities.
A Year of Memories
Looking back on the past year, 2023 was undoubtedly a tapestry woven with vibrant
memories. The joy of meeting new people, the satisfaction of collaborating with both new and familiar faces, and the fulfillment derived from the work with clients all contributed to a rich and rewarding experience. Each interaction, project, and shared moment contributed to a mosaic of memories that will be cherished for years to come.
I am blessed beyond measure to be trusted and allowed to share these precious, once in a life time moments and memories with my clients. I pray they are blessed in return from my service and our relationship continues to grow as their lives change.
Professional Growth and Craft Expansion
The year 2023 served as a platform for expanding knowledge and refining skills my craft. Whether it be in the realm of professional expertise, creative endeavors, or entrepreneurial pursuits, the commitment to continuous improvement was evident. The amalgamation of education and hands-on experience propelled personal and professional growth, laying the foundation for an even more accomplished future.
I am excited to have received my first degree from Professional Photographers of North Carolina. My Associate Fellow of Photography is the first step in a long process to eventually earn my masters in photography. These degrees are based on "credits" that I earn throughout my journey from participating in educational opportunities, to hands on experience with award winning professionals in their field. I am hoping to have enough credits this summer to earn my next degree, but we will see. ;)
Anticipation for 2024
Sandbags. Always, sandbags. 🤦🏻♀️
One lesson I am carrying into 2024 is: just because it isn't windy right now, doesn't mean it won't be in two minutes.
The forthcoming year holds the promise of being not just amazing, but better – a result of the lessons learned, challenges overcome, and the unwavering commitment to growth. The enthusiasm for what lies ahead is grounded in the belief that education, experience, and an open mindset will be the catalysts for future successes.
And one experience I will never forget.... "always use sandbags"
The Power of Connections
One of the highlights of the past year was the joy derived from meeting new people and the satisfaction of working with a diverse array of clients. The network of connections formed in 2023 serves as a foundation for the relationships that will be nurtured and expanded upon in 2024. The prospect of collaborating with both former and new clients adds a layer of excitement to the journey ahead, as each partnership brings unique perspectives and opportunities for mutual growth.
I have found that surrounding yourself with people that not only believe but encourage you, and share your passion for the art, helps not only your drive to work harder, but it also nourishes your mental state which effects your emotional state.
I pray everyone reading this finds their "tribe" and feels that connection with them like I do mine. 💜
In conclusion, the year 2023 was a chapter filled with cherished memories,
professional growth, and meaningful connections. The experiences of the past year have set the stage for an even more remarkable 2024. With an eagerness to learn, a commitment to growth, and a genuine excitement for new opportunities, the journey ahead is poised to be nothing short of extraordinary.
As we step into the unknown of 2024, let us embrace the possibilities, welcome new connections, and continue to evolve both personally and professionally. Here's to a year of growth, success, and making memories that will last a lifetime!
I would love to join you on your journey and capture the upcoming special moments in your life!