2007 in review

t'is the seasonIt’s looking suspiciously like the end of the year, what with all the white stuff on the ground and the holiday lights twinkling in the windows. It’s hard to believe that tomorrow begins 2008. Where did 2007 go?

Here’s where…

1) This was the year of Big Commitments. Tim and I bought a house and got married (and in the same month, no less!) so I think those two events tie for Most Significant Event of 2007.

2) As for photography, this was a good year in terms of productivity (as evidenced in the amount of work in the portfolio and at Flickr). I set a goal for myself in February, that I would do one photo shoot per month for six months. I completed that goal within a slightly different (read: longer) time frame (thanks to certain distractions–see #1) and I think the results are fantastic… and by that I don’t necessarily mean the photos themselves, but the fact that I’m enjoying photography again.

3) As extra motivation for #2, I opened an Etsy shop where I sell prints of my photos. So far Etsy has been a great experience, though sometimes I’m genuinely surprised that people actually buy my art. I need to work on the self-confidence thing, but hey, that’s what therapy is for.

4) We got a(nother) kitten! Apparently two cats weren’t enough. He’s giving us a run for our money (as evidenced by the fact that my poor hands are practically plaid, all criss-crossed with kitty claw marks), but it’s a cute and fuzzy run.

As for the holiday festivities, we had a good time with both our respective families, and there was far too much deliciously fattening food to be had. Note to self: Find and purchase a used treadmill. You need it.

My one and only new year’s resolution is to continue on the one-photo-shoot-per-month (but no pressure!) schedule. It seemed to work well enough last year!


  1. If you are interested in a used elliptical machine, we bought one in March and have used it maybe 10 times in the past nine months, haha. We bought it at Sears for $900. It has a one-year warranty and maybe we bought the extended warranty, but I can’t remember… we are thinking of having it serviced in the near future then just selling it, though, since it’s not being used.

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