Happy New Year everyone! This is such a refreshing time of the year for a lot of us. We reflect on all that the previous twelve months have brought us and look out with hope for the coming days. In reality of it all, New Year is just another day on this great axis we call time…But I think it helps to have a point where we can start fresh and anew. Or at least hope that we can.
I’m not much of a resolution type of person, but I do believe in setting goals and putting them down on paper at the beginning of each new year. I believe that writing down specific intentions in a clear and purposeful way sends out the right message to the universe and sets everything into motion. I recently found a ten point manifesto I wrote to myself many years ago. I might have been still in high school at that time, maybe the beginning of college, I cannot clearly remember. The manifesto was quite specific and to the point. Reading it over I realized I actually did accomplish all those things I set out to accomplish at that time. I wanted to graduate from medical school and I did. I wanted to get involved in international medical work and I did (I completed a fellowship in Global Health four years ago). There were some other things on there which I cannot recall right now that also came into fruition. Point is my friends, write your stuff down! It commits you to actually doing something about your dreams. It changes our dreams from something fluffy and unspecified that exists only in our mind to an actual commitment to a goal. I’m planning on writing down some goals today. One, five and ten year ones. I’ll be happy to share them with you some day. And please, message me, let me know what your hopes and dreams are. We can all use a little encouragement and support from each other from time to time.
To say farewell to 2017 and as a token of appreciation for following me and my photography, I’m posting my personal three favorite images from this past year, divided by travels and personal work. I appreciate all your support in my photographic journey. Here’s to a healthy, adventurous, love filled New Year! Cheers my friends!