Kicking 2012 to the Curb...
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Monday, December 31, 2012
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"Should Old Acquaintance be forgot, and never thought upon;
The flames of Love extinguished, and fully past and gone:
Is thy sweet Heart now grown so cold, that loving Breast of thine;
That thou canst never once reflect On Old long syne."

What a year 2012 has been!  And honestly, I'm none too sad to see it come to an end as we ring in 2013.  Here on New Year's Eve I find myself pondering over the past year... the good and the not-so-good.  There has been tremendous growth and accomplishment in my photography business... and there have also been frustations and growing pains along the way.  There have been many new friends and acquaintances made throughout the year, and I am so excited to take the "old" friends along with me into this New Year.  There is such an excitement about all of the NEW friends who will enter my life in 2013!  That's the best part about what I do... the friendships made.  

Just a brief recap of some of the highlights of 2012:

Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep... sad tears... Headshot Sessions for Actors/Actresses... Birth Sessions... happy tears... Hello, Canon 5D Mark III... blogs... Laura Brett Workshop... new friends... Newborn Sessions... Kelsey Anderson Workshop... new friends... laughter... Engagement Sessions... After Dark Education... Weddings... Les Saucier Nature Photography... Landscape Photography... Best of Cleveland County 2012... celebrations... Family Sessions... Welcome to my world, Canon 1D X... Children Sessions... Studio-merger-deal-on... Headshots for Writer... Italy Workshop... challenges... new friends... Son's Wedding... travel... Maternity Sessions... Studio-merger-deal-off... disappointments... Christmas Card Sessions... Beach trips & Beach Mini-Sessions... Author Jacket Cover shot for 12/31 Release of "Rescuing Hope"...


It has been a year to celebrate for Photography by DonnaKay... and I am ever so thankful for all of the lessons (some painful) that have brought me through this year with more wisdom and knowledge, stronger skills, more courage and deeper character.  But I am ready to move on from 2012, and I carry with me hope and anticipation of an even better year in 2013.  


My prayer would be that we would hold onto the lessons of this year... that we would become stronger and kinder from any hurts and disappointments.  Forgive liberally, and let the pains stay in the past... only taking that part with us that makes us wiser and more compassionate.  And that in the New Year we would strive to be better, and reach for our dreams with all we have.  


HAPPY NEW YEAR... from me to you.  May this be the best year ever in your life!


2013... BRING IT ON!!!  

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