What is is about New Years Eve that brings up the past, even though we should, for one night, be focused on the future? Every year I find myself looking backwards. Perhaps it is to relive the good memories, or an attempt to learn from our mistakes, or even to be inspired to live differently after that clock strikes midnight. Personally, looking back through my photos allows me to recall nights of laughter with good friends, road trips to unforeseen places, and helps me to reignite those feelings of pure, surrendering awe as I stood in each captivating scene.
I have been truly amazed more times than I can count while traveling through this enchanting world. After driving across the United States – twice – along with countless road and hiking trips, I now have photographs coming out the ears and stories just waiting to jump through my keyboard. My resolution last year was to travel as much a possible, and to seek out the small, beautiful moments of life. I would like to expand upon that resolution by sharing those moments with you. I am going to start at the beginning of my journey – when a small town girl from West Virginia got in her car, drove west, and her life changed forever. It is my hope that each of you will be inspired to seek out adventure, to break out of your comfort zone, and to enjoy the quiet, captivating moments of life. But for now my friends, enjoy your night. Drink, dance, be merry, cuddle up on the couch with your dog…whatever makes you happy. Welcome in the new year with open arms and a heart ready to seek adventure. Happy New Year To All!
“May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, and rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand.” ~Traditional Irish Blessing