Here we go. 2014. Let's do this.
If I'm honest, this is always one of my least favorite times of the year. I know it's not an ideal welcome back message as I get everything up and running again, but it's true. The weather sucks, the decorations are gone, the holidays are over, and despite all of the energy that went into wrapping everything up at the end of the year, now I have to find the energy to build up the momentum again.
I'm the kind of guy who holds myself accountable to my time. I like it to mean something, I like to accomplish goals, and I like to have concrete achievements to point to as proof of that. As you might expect, this mentality can just cause added stress because it makes it more difficult to take a break without feeling guilty about it. Don't get me wrong, I'm very optimistic about 2014, but this is my roundabout way of saying that some things are going to change this year.
For starters, this blog will remain the centrepiece of my social networking, but I can't promise that I'll be posting as frequently in 2014. My Medicine Hat photo series has also been a big deal for me, but I'm going to wind that down this year to feature more variety - like I did with my Pacific Northwest series. And finally, I'm going to be more selective about the extra work I take on in 2014. I love what I do for living, but having more free time seems like a necessity right now.
This is going to be another hugely productive year. I can already see some of the opportunities forming on the horizon. Thanks for sticking with me, showing me your support, and for keeping me in check. I've grown a lot over the course of this project I call, Editing Luke. I truly believe the best is still yet to come.