Welcome to 2021

bleached driftwood on the beach

We made it through 2020. Kudos are in order. 

Of course, 2021 starting isn’t going to magically cause life to suddenly become normal again. It’s still going to be strange times for a while.

I have high hopes for the new year. I have a lot of goals, personal, financial, equestrian, and family, that I want to reach. I started my photography business in fall 2020 and it’s been going really well. I’m excited about pushing forward, expanding my skill set, and expanding my business. 

I recently went to the beach. Despite being cold and windy, I could have walked on that beach forever. However, my husband, who never gets cold, was getting cold. And we had a baby, who might have been cold. But she was having fun too, throwing sand. That’s a pretty fun hobby when you’re a baby, or really at any age.

It can be really simple things that give us joy. For me, watching my daughter throw sand on the beach was amazing. Not quite as amazing was trying to get her to stand still for a photo, but I managed to get a few. My latest exercise recommendation is to try to get a toddler to stand still for a few minutes at the beach. There’s a lot of chasing involved, and a little bit of of weight lifting, as you try to position the toddler in the ideal position. And then more chasing as they run away.

Toddlers are fun. I don’t think I’ve mentioned that yet. They say funny things, do funny things, run in a funny way. They are pretty happy, except when you tell them no. But they move on pretty fast. 

When I look forward, it’s hard to imagine what this year will hold. Will life become more normal? How will it change this year? But even in the face of uncertainty, I wish you all a wonderful new year, full of accomplishments and fulfillment. Hopefully it is a prosperous one for us all.  

One of my favorite new quotes is, “The harder you work, the luckier you get.” I think that will be my motto this year, as I navigate being a business owner, mother, wife, and equestrian. I have a lot to get done, and there’s no time like the present! 

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