Welcome 2012


two crows sitting on the boardwalk
I always like to start a new year with a blog post about things to look forward to. I don’t have any resolutions. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I would rather focus my attention on two things: analog and authenticity. This year I want to be more focused creatively. I’ve been thinking about the creative things that bring me joy and photography is way high up on my list of things I love to do. So this year I am really going to explore photography in a way I haven’t before. I am really interested in film photography now so I’m gonna go with it.

I also like to write. Writing doesn’t come as easily for me. I can do it and I think I’m pretty good at it. I should be, I was a literature major in college. But creative writing is a challenge. I am not one to whip out stories. I would like to be able to do that but the ideas just don’t flow freely, if at all. Yet when they do come it makes me very happy. So I really want to develop a writing practice this year. And I’m going to do it old-school. I’m going to hand-write in a notebook.

I want to be myself this year in everything that I do. I want to be authentic. I don’t know if that needs much explanation and I think I’m still trying to figure out what that means exactly for me. But I will figure it out this year.

I am going to try to post here everyday in 2012. I may do a few video blogs.

I signed up for Cannonball Read iv, so expect to see more book reviews here, as well.

May 2012 be filled with peace, love, and happiness!