I was going to post some best-of-2011 photos today, instead I got caught up in, well, having fun and listening to music. Sorry. But that’s not a bad way to spend the day part of New Year’s Eve. Tonight I’m going to hear my sweetie sing jazz, but before heading out I want to wish you all a happy new year.
That said, I’ve never been big on new year’s celebrations. It’s really just another day, marked by an arbitrary calendar system. And the new year won’t magically make anything newer than it was Dec. 31. Politicians will still blather, you’ll still have to pay taxes, and your to-do list won’t get any shorter overnight. Jan. 1 doesn’t have any more magic than June 7th or August 25th. Unless you’re doing something.
I’ve seen a fresh flurry of jobs come my way at the end of 2011, and I’m working to keep that flow going. In 2012 I have plans to become a better photographer, to tackle new challenges, to do things that make me uncomfortable, to make mistakes. And to learn and grow from it all.
I’ll post more about all that in months to come. For now, thanks for reading, commenting, and particularly for hiring me or buying my photos, if you’ve done so (and if not, why not?).
Above is the last photo I’ve taken in 2011, of the frost on my car this morning. Watch this space tomorrow and beyond for a vision of what the new year will look like. Happy new year!