revving up

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.


SongI will survive, as performed by Cake