Looking back over my goals for 2015, I'm ecstatic to see that I was able to meet the majority of them in one way or another.
I was able to add two publications, working with at least three new artists, spending time on creative concepts, and even an underwater shoot (not quite to the level I want it to be, but an underwater shoot none-the-less) to my list of accomplishments in 2015.
Now, it's a whole new year, meaning the desire to start anew is heavy in the air.
This year, I have similar goals, with the added challenge of practicing my photography by shooting other models, not just myself. I already have a hand full of ideas I'd like to shoot with specific individuals, but the real challenge for me is going to be learning the technical aspect of photography to better express those ideas.
For my modeling, I have some creative concepts in mind, with even more details than any of my previous work. The goal for these ideas is stepping out of my comfort zone to pursue the artists I feel would best capture these concepts and ask for their help in bringing them to life. Personally, I've always had a hard time asking for help, or initiating conversation with those I admire but don't know well. As i'm sure most people feel, the fear of rejection is one of the most debilitating factors in why people don't pursue their dreams. So this year, I challenge myself to ask an artist I admire to collaborate on an idea together, because asking is the hardest part.
And last but not least, for my modeling, blogging, and personal growth, I want to travel more. While I did more traveling in 2015 than I ever have in my adult life, I stayed entirely in the New England area. This year, I want to branch out and visit areas I've never been. I'd love to see the West coast, visit some friends in the warmer parts of the US (Florida friends, I'm talkin' about you!), and use my newly obtained passport to travel out of the country. I'm naturally a home-body, so this will likely be one of the most difficult challenges for both financial and personal reasons...but I want to see the world... even if it's done one small step at a time.
What is one goal you have for this year? It's doesn't have to be lofty - all changes, big or small have to begin somewhere.
Happy 2016 friends!