I cannot believe 2017 is here! Seriously, where did the year go? One of my favorite parts of the new year is taking the time for reflection and review. I love to think back on the past year and consider what I have learned, how I changed, what I accomplished, what worked and didn't work, and the many great things that happened. As I've been processing away, and taking notes to set myself up better for the new year, I thought I would share with you some of my favorite moments that 2016 gave me.
I experienced a lot this year. Traveled to places I have always wanted to travel to. Quit my job to pursue photography full time. Photographed beautiful weddings! Prioritized time for exercise, reading, and rest. Found a new set of joy and balance that I never knew existed for myself. Attended a photography workshop to grow as a photographer and business owner. Grew deeper in friendships, learned to say 'No', and 'Yes' to things, spent more time with Karl, and found peace in becoming more of me.
I have so much to be thankful for! Thank you so much for being a part of 2016, and for allowing me to share so many moments with you. I sure am looking forward to all 2017 will hold, but for now, I'm celebrating some of my favorite moments 2016 brought me.
Happy New Year
Karl and I celebrated our second anniversary early by traveling to Hawaii, and boy did I love this place!
Spotted a whale while whale watching!
Attended the Explore North Workshop with a wonderful group of photographers and creatives!
In the spring, Karl and I moved into a new home and adopted two brother kitties, Dobby and Kilian Jones
I participated in a local Styled Shoot with our Tuesdays Together group!
Made more time to read more books and articles that inspire personal growth and courage
Enjoyed many restful camping trips in 2016 with friends and family!
Karl and I got to visit my sister and brother-in-law in Tennessee in Nashville!
The best doughnuts I have ever tasted!!
Tennessee is such a beautiful and magical place!
Gratefully turned 26, and had a wonderful birthday celebrating a new year!
Had an unplugged vacation with Karl in the UP where we got to truly rest and relax surrounded by Lake Huron and an abundance of trees.
My favorite sunset of 2016
Celebrated Independence Day with family and friends!
Attended the Gallery of Hope with Freedom House Ministries, and so honored to see my images displayed in their galleries
Enjoyed Apple picking for the first time, and soaked up all the beauty of the fall season!
Welcomed and witnessed baby Tobias into the world!
Surprised Karl to a weekend in Door County at our favorite Bed + Breakfast
Spent more time with family
Gathered with local creatives for monthly Tuesdays Together meetups with the Rising Tide Society!
Visited my dear friend in LA and crossed off Hollywood from my bucket list!
Accomplished my fitness goals for 2016 and started doing barre at Inspirations Dance and Fitness
Participated in Dressember for the second year in a row!
Enjoyed a white Christmas with my love!
Thank you 2016 for all the adventures and joy!
2017, let's make some magic happen!