This is still something of a work in progress, but here are my 2019 hopes/dreams/aspirations so far.
In general, I'd like to make these more of a priority... Teaching my daughter Making stuff Learning and sharing that with others. Helping other photographers. Reading
With less... Fear - take risks, why not, be creative, don't just follow the trends Cynicism - celebrate others rather than criticize Distractions - turn off notifications Self - it doesn't matter what others think Likes and hashtags - Instagram isn't a good platform for feedback. Seek trusted, informed, considered opinions instead.
So, I have four things in mind for 2019:
Keep Learning - Read 1 book per month Study and practice videography
Be real, be authentic - Blog, social media, brand Only publish stuff I want to be known for, that I'd be happy if it was my last ever
Connect and collaborate (help each other) - Don't go it alone Value and celebrate the opinions and skills of others
Enjoy the journey - The people, the places, the experiences. What I can give or learn. Where I can make a difference, a positive change. Those will mean more, be a more worthwhile legacy, than the images themselves.
I also want to shoot more portraits, and I'd love to have a dedicated studio space sometime. And yeah, I'd like to lose a bit of weight, improve my fitness, do more yoga, but Google Fit can keep reminding me of those.
And you? I hope we can connect more in 2019 and that you have an exciting, adventurous, fearless, growth-filled year.
Happy New Year!!