As 2019 draws to a close I want to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who worked with me this year. Without the great support of you all, I never would have been able to accomplish the things I did this year.
I wish doing some of the events I did, shooting the cars I did, and traveling was as easy as clicking a button, but the truth is for me, there are a lot of pieces of the puzzle that need to come together in order for me to personally pull these things off. None of if works without the support of friends and family.
I had many goals this year, and I felt like I achieved all of them. My first was to build the current relationships I have and I felt like I did that. People that used to be more like acquaintances are now great friends of mine, and people that I knew through other friends have simply become friends and I love that. To me, nothing is more important that those friendships and I hope to make more this coming year! In addition to this, I focused more of my energy building these relationships and letting go of other ones to help my growth and I will continue to do that.
I technically traveled more, and while I wish I could have made it out to a couple more spots, there’s only so much I can do as a dad of three girls and that’s fine. Watching them grow is something I will never not want to do. My wife puts up with a lot from me, and she is my number one, my rock, that’s there to support and guide me when i’m not sure what the fuck i’m doing, which is often. I know that I can trust and depend on her to keep this ship sailing. Lets see what types of places 2020 brings.
Lastly, stepping outside of my comfort zone as one of the biggest things I wanted to do with myself this year and I felt like I achieved that. Surprisingly, I did not shoot as many cars as I wanted to this year, due to being so busy with school. However, I made the time to shoot with local businesses with subjects that weren’t related to cars, and I found out that I absolutely love it. I plan to continue developing my strengths as a photographer outside of cars, but cars will always be my passion.
My hope is this coming year things start settling down a bit in my life and around the house. I have a lot of goals and chores I want to complete once this damn snow melts. Graduation is on the horizon, kids are getting bigger, and the race car draws nearer. I hope to keep making moves to put myself in the position to do some really cool things down the road.
My goals for 2020? To crush it. To grow. To have no regrets. Take shots, risks, make friends, network, and to reach for the fucking stars.
Thank you for reading, following, supporting, and even hating.
Happy New Year.