Happy New Year! and Reflections

Every year on New Year’s Day, I get into a cleaning frenzy. It’s like I *must* start the new year with a clean slate. I also do this mentally too… taking stock of the previous year and setting some goals for the upcoming year. I really don’t do resolutions anymore; there are enough pressures I put on myself where I fail that I don’t want to add even more. 😉

I did a big recap on the year yesterday when finishing up my 365 Project, so I won’t rehash in detail what the year brought us. I also went through the entire year and picked out my favorite ten photos. I captured so many memories! If you want to take a peek at our Christmas season, I created a Flickr set: Christmas 2010.

I feel very blessed to continue to discover new passions. I’m 41 years old and for the last nine years have defined myself as a mom to a child with special needs. In 2010, I found an artist residing in myself… a girl I didn’t know existed. Being a science and math geek my whole life, this has been a startling and rewarding discovery. Creating custom cards for clients, scrapping memories with digital scrapbooking, creating for the best designers in the business, and now exploring photography has brought a sense of peace and balance into my life. When so many of my years have been consumed with doctors, appointments, therapists, specialists, tests, ARD meetings, and worrying about my daughter’s future, it’s easy to lose sight of my individual self. I’m excited to see what 2011 will bring and I hope to share this journey with my friends and family. Thank you for being such a huge support as I went through the ups and downs of this stressful life and for being a spot of sunshine in my life.

Happy New Year!!!

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