“The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up!”
Thanks to the fabulous and ever-inspiring Elesia for giving me this quote when I met with her this past January! :) 2010 has been a year for me to dig in and dream again, dream big. Many of you realize how hard my last 3 years have been and the start of 2010 wasn’t looking so hot for me, but boy was that the wrong perception! :) Through job loss and heartache I have found some of the most precious moments and life lessons along side my husband. And we still have many more years to live! :)
I can confidently say that 2010 has exceeded by expectations beyond what I have ever thought possible. My parents always taught me to live my life, really LIVE my life; to love my family and to dream the biggest dreams ever. But when they both got tragically taken away from me I had slid myself into a box and never realized it until this year. I hadn’t dreamed up endless possibilities of who I can be and what I want to become. I had stopped imagining what my business could do for me if I let it and I had stopped making personal goals for myself. This 2010 all that changed. Although I still have many more milestones, I know that I WOKE UP and started seeing again.
Life isn’t always about what you THINK will happen to you. It isn’t always about who you want to be and what circumstances will come your way; it’s about what you MAKE yourself into and how you use those circumstances to CREATE your life on a newer and even better playing field.
This year I woke up. This year I started to dream again. And this year has been the most amazing yet.
I have had the biggest challenges and the greatest rewards. I have had to learn the hard way (waaay to many times) but I have golden nuggets to remember them. I have been faced with adversity, cried a little and then overcame with a smile. I have had the BEST clients on the planet and the most gorgeous weddings to photograph. I have the best husband in the world and the cutest pugs that make me laugh every day! :)
So, happy 2010 to me! Here’s to a fabulous and amazing 2011 waiting in the wings! :)
(this photo is from one of my most favorite places on earth….the North Shore in Northern MN)!