new year

We are standing on the threshold of a new year. I am thankful I made it through 2013 the way I did. It seems every year as I grow older I catch myself saying to people "this year is the best I've ever had." I keep looking down at my feet standing upon sands, soils, and streets that I never would have expected to be on this year, or last. My nomadic heart is fully alive.

There were certainly moments when I wondered if I would make it through these months but I learned so much. I didn’t always like the way I learned the truth about some situations, and at times failed to understand why things had to happen the way they did. But firmly I say with assurance that God was with me every step of the way and did more than enough to get me through it all. If you are striving to gain more faith don't be surprised if you're taken aside into a desert place. Recognize what season you are in and when it's time to move on from it. We have to learn to tear down walls lined on our hearts, walls of doubts that can only be brought down by patience and trust. I don’t know what tomorrow holds but I do know that I have to face that mystery and refuse to let fear take up residence in my mind and heart. For some of us, our worst days are the best compared to those around the world.
self portrait, 35mm film
I am thrilled for a brand new set of sun-lit days overflowing with new dreams, unknown travel, and unmarked possibilities. This year will be beautiful. I promise to share more of my photographs the way I should. This is my life, I'm a photographer living my dream but haven't pushed with sharing it. My pictures are growing as I do. I want to run with no concept of distance. I hope you do too. x

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