I found this one in the archives. Photographed with Nikon D300, but I have no idea which lens I used.
When I was a kid, nothing really felt like the start of a new year like the first day of school. In fact, January 1st always seemed like a bit of a let down; after all, all the new clothes, new school supplies, new grades started in the fall -- I was already working toward my goals, why make new year's resolutions now?
Apparently, old habits die hard: I don't know if it's because Alex has started school this year, or because I just returned from a very soulful retreat, but I'm in full-on "new year's" mode: this past weekend I finished up a photographic project I've been working on, and I'm now in the throes of redecorating my studio/office, as I get ready to start a few new projects. I've created some new art for my studio/office recently, this weekend I painted some old IKEA shelves I had, and today I'm buying some paint to paint the walls this coming weekend (Ralph Lauren Beach Water, for what it's worth).
I think the truth is that I'm fast approaching one year since I quit my job as a lawyer. And this past year has been very good to me: I've laid the foundation for some amazing opportunities ahead. I think all this nesting is in preparation for greeting that anniversary with at least as much excitement and anticipation as when I started this journey.
And, frankly, I'm feeling pretty damned energized.