the usual plans and reflections for this time of yearPosted: December 30, 2008
Here we are, at the end of another year. 2008 seems to have gone by very quickly, and partly I'm very glad about that. It's not been the easiest of 12 months in many ways and the coming year looms over me even more frighteningly. But I'm trying to keep positive and brace myself for what I at least know is coming ahead. The scariest things are about changes going on in my work, one the biggest being our office moving. There is also a slight chance I might have to move house as well, but that is not certain. Not knowing is what is stressing me out a bit at the end of this year.
I suppose this is also a good chance to take some time to reflect on the past 12 months, too. The time seems to have gone by very quickly. I feel as I didn't achieve anything major, so there are just little things to celebrate this year. The best thing about this past year was being able to travel as much as I did. I went to Paris – twice, Helsinki a few times, Tallinn, Bergen and New York. Oh, New York. One of the plans I've already made for next year is that if I'm not moving in 2009 I have decided to go back to New York. Sorry London - I still love you, but I have to go back! :)
Otherwise the small resolutions for 2009 include going to the theatre more, being more open to new things and actually making a conscious effort to try new things. I also want to use my snooze button on my alarm less and go out to take more photos. That's a bit of a given, but thinking back the past year photography-wise the Project Rainbow was a great success. As soon as it ended though I fell into a little bit of a rut and was coasting towards the end of the year. So, more effort is needed in the coming year! I did make a decision to shoot all my holidays on film this past year, which I stuck to and it was great. I have also decided to go back to the darkroom in the new year to do some of my own prints again and print my photos more anyways. It's so nice to properly see and hold photographs in my hands. But in general, more photos in 2009, I promise. :)
With all this, I wish you a happy new year 2009!
May it be a prosperous, beautiful and exciting journey for us all!