On December 29, 2016 I asked the question, “oh 2017, what will you have in store?” I had no idea my life would change as much as it did. I can honestly say that 2017 was one of my best years to date and marks the spot in my timeline where one half of my life was behind me and all the rest of it was to come.
It’s cheesy to say and I almost hate myself for saying it this way, but 2017 was the year that so many of my dreams became reality. Cheesy, but so true.
2017 brought to me a renewed love for seeing the world through my photography. It brought more travel, more road trips, more incredible sights of this beautiful country than I thought was possible for me. 2017 brought tears, heartache, so much laughter and huge amounts of joy. 2017 brought two little babies and made me an aunt. It brought friends, old and new, that I could never replace. 2017 brought a new appreciation and deeper love for my family (east coast and Midwest) and those I don’t get to see everyday anymore. It brought adventure and an amazing man who is the love of my life. 2017 marked vast changes to every aspect of my life, the greatest being that I get to spend 2018 and beyond with my best friend. I’m more thankful than I could ever express.
Cheers to you, 2017 and all that you were. 2018? You’ve got a lot to live up to, but I believe in you. I suspect that you’ve got a lot planned for us.
To infinity and beyond! @nickricefilm :