my {BIG} goal for 2012!

Phewwww… so, here it is, the deadline for the Goal Party giveaway, and guess what?! I don’t know what my goal is! I have been oscillating between two different goals, but I seriously haven’t until…well…right this minute nailed it down! Why? Because choosing ONE BIG goal is tough! And, because saying your goals out loud isn’t easy. It’s downright frightening, or at least I think it is. When I asked you to declare your goal publicly I didn’t think much of it. But, all of you who posted are braver than you know. Thank you for that.

One of my goals for this year is quite personal and I think I’ll keep that one to myself, for now, so that leaves a more public, but really daunting goal to admit I’d like to accomplish THIS YEAR!

Soooo, here goes…my BIG goal for this year is to photograph 15 weddings. That’s it. My first reaction right now is to just delete this because honestly, I don’t know if I’m going to accomplish this. This is my first year in business. I am still making contacts, inroads, so this is legitimately going to be tough to do. And, admitting something out in the open that leaves you vulnerable and may make you look like a failure, is hard. But, that’s why I’m doing it. This goal is meant to be BIG. It’s meant to be ostentatious, but …but…that doesn’t mean it feels good to put out there.

If I don’t go BIG though, I better just go home. And, (not that I’m too good for my home) I don’t wanna. I want to go out into the world and do the thing that makes my heart sing! I want to work hard and be fearful and overcome those fears. I want to work with people who love my work and want to develop bonds that will last a life time. I want to be my best self. I want to be a part of people’s lives through photography on one of their most special days ever. And, when I do go home, I want to know that I put my everything into it.

So here’s to a year of putting myself out there. Being real. Making meaningful connections. Being brave, even when it seems like it’s all just too much. Here’s to a 2012 that’s BIGGER than we can all imagine!





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