A Lookback at 2014Saturday, December 27, 2014
|"Collect Moments. Not Things"|
Another year has passed and I must say 2014 has been quite the eventful year. I made my first visit to New York City, (I’d go back in a heartbeat) attended senior prom, graduated high school, went on vacation with my niece, interned at a bridal boutique, launched a blog, experimented with photography, and finished my first semester of college. So I’d say, this year has treated well. I can’t pick just one favorite memory because they’re all FANTASTIC! I must say though, I’ve learned a lot of lessons this past year……
1. Try New Things: My brain naturally hesitates when trying new things. I always tell myself “I shouldn’t do this”, or “I CAN’T”, but in reality I CAN. And once I did try new things, (such as roller coasters, food, drinks, blogging, etc) I found myself with such relief. The “scary part” was over. I realized it was no big deal and felt stupid for overthinking and overreacting.
2.Live In The Moment: I’ve had so many “milestones” (prom, graduation, college, etc), that I couldn’t wait to fast forward to. These were days that were suppose to be special, and believe me they were, but I kept thinking about the future instead of living in the moment. Before I knew it, the day was over and I was left with emptiness, sadness, and the urge to relive it. So I’ve come to the conclusion that this is something I need to improve on...not just for “milestones” but regular, everyday situations. I need to take everything in (sounds, tastes, smells, etc), take a mental note and just LIVE!
3.Photograph Memories: This kind of relates to “Live In The Moment” because all we have left besides memories are photographs. So I believe it is important to photograph EVERYTHING. I can’t tell you how many times I look back wishing I had more photographs of that certain day, event, scene, etc With that being said, there is no such thing as too many pictures. The more you take the better because you can always delete but never magically add. This summer I purchased my first DSLR and couldn’t be happier. I’m still in the beginning stages of learning, but I’m a hell of alot better than I was five months ago. I can’t wait to continue photographing adventures. I must say though my favorite thing to photograph are portraits. There’s nothing more rewarding than seeing a glamourous shot that you took.
These three lessons I’ve learned could still improve, which is why I’m adding them to my 2015 Resolutions. In addition, I want to improve my posture, organization, and my prayer life. And finally, I want to make my blog the best that it can be. I want my uploads to be consistent but most importantly filled with passion. I don’t want my blog to be something that I dread, but rather something that excites me.
It’s just like me to have more than one New Year’s Resolution; I always have to have multiple. Hopefully though, by the end of 2015 I can fulfill these goals.