Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Highlights of 2013

Last New Year's eve I made this jar. I have been writing down the good things that happened throughout the year and put them into the jar. Here's the list (in no particular order):

I finally decided on a name for my photography business (with the help of my friend)
That same friend helped me make an official photo website too. Thanks Marissa! 
I visited Utah for the first time with my sister-in-law.
I met Emily and Jessica while in UT. 
We went to the Carlsbad Caverns. It was another first for me.
We also went to the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta. Another first! 
I was selected to be New Mexico's "Style Ambassador" for H&M's 50 States of Fashion campaign
I had my first art show displaying my photography. 
I was interviewed by the school paper about the show. 
Ryan wrote me the cutest song for Valentine's Day.
Ryan and I made a "music video."
I reached three years of blogging!
I quit Sonic (not sure if that counts as a good thing, I'm broke now)
I went ice skating for the first time.
I took Santa photos for the first time at a local Christmas fair.
I had a successful senior art show
I graduated college! 
I got straight A's for the first time ever! 
My best friend had her baby, Christmas morning! 
There's one more that's a surprise. No, I am not pregnant.

I plan to continue this tradition for 2014. And I have just a few DOABLE resolutions for the new year. 
1) find a job 2) save up for a new camera 3) book at least 25 photo sessions (I had 18 this year) 4) redesign the blog 5) get rid of stuff 

Happy New Year! 
We're going to our annual White Elephant gift exchange tonight. 
It's going to be wild. 


  1. I love this idea!!! Definitely want to make one for 2014!

  2. Haha the pregnancy disclaimer. This is such a cute idea though!

  3. What a fun idea!! Love your new goals as well :)

  4. I also laughed at the pregnancy disclaimer ;) but ya know, you gotta! Or people WILL assume. Haha. Love the jar idea, sounds like you had a pretty awesome year! And meeting you was so fun! Hopefully it's not the last time. Those photos you took are some of my very favorites!!



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