Even though it's just another tomorrow, another day, the start of the year is always a good place to start over, to make decisions, and to try again.
This year, I decided to stop talking about things. To stop saying "I want to..." To stop saying "I'm going to..." I'm actually going to do the things I say I'll do.
Last year I did that. I quit my job in retail, after months of saying I was going to, and I will never go back. I will never again work in a store in a mall. Yuck.
I also did it when I bought my DSLR. I stopped saying that I wanted one, and I went out and got one.
It was in those decisions that my life started to move. I was stuck in my job because it was making me money, but the money wasn't getting me anywhere. Leaving it pushed me to live on faith. It pushed me to push myself further into what I wanted to do and who I wanted to be, rather than just working for money (which I never seemed to have much of anyway).
I want to be self-employed, and what better opportunity for that to happen than in the midst of unemployment? At the end of your rope, I believe, is the best place to be for things to start happening, because you can let go of it all and have nothing left but to trust God. It's scary, and not at all "smart", but in the end, it's worth it.
So, with all this on my mind, I threw a New Years Eve party (http://annie-kennedy.blogspot.com/2010/01/happy-new-year.html). I did what I loved to do - I created and I decorated and made things pretty and colourful, and I photographed it. I was pretty happy with the way it turned out.
Here is a photo of me and my friend Amanda at the party :)