Shadow Figure

I have always loved a fresh start. The beginning of a new year is like an energizing sunrise: I bask in the glow of endless possibilities and let its warmth heat my soul.

The photo above is the first photo of me in 2015. I took it myself, shortly after I woke. I was feeling relaxed and happy. And I was overcome with the notion that this year will be a year of immense change. There are a lot of things my soul has been aching for, and I believe 2015 will be the year my hopes and dreams come to fruition.  

For the first time in my life, I didn't have any clear resolutions in 2015. There was nothing that I wanted to improve that I wasn't already addressing. I felt the urge to continue my plans and projects, and I have plenty of goals for myself, but I think 2014 taught me that success directly correlates with action. It was the year I started accomplishing my goals. All. Year. Long. 

So perhaps New Years is no longer a time for me to commit to make changes, but instead a time to reflect on the beauty in my life at this moment. I spent the morning sipping coffee in the arms of the man I love more than anything in this world. We reminisced on all our adventures during the past year and we mused on our dreams for the future. I could not imagine a better way to begin our next chapter.

Wishing you a gorgeous, adventurous 2015!

xo Katie