At the end of the year, I like to take a look back to see where I’ve been, to tell me where I am and inform me on where to go.
Personally, the biggest thing I did this year was to get married. I say it was the biggest thing, but the day itself went back in such a whirlwind that I hardly remember it. What stands out is time spent with family and friends that day – it made dealing with all the hassles that cropped up well worth it.
I’m also grateful that my wife wanted to marry me in the first place – she is the greatest light in my life and I feel immensely grateful to have her in it.
In 2012 I co-authored my first book. The HWM: Digital Photography MegaGuide 3.0 was built upon previous versions 1.0 and 2.0, but most of it was significantly overhauled, rewritten and updated. It took up most of my life for almost half a year, but I’m immensely proud of the final product.
I had the chance this year to learn even more about photography, with the chance to shoot sporting events like the ONE Fighting Championship. It’s fun and something I’d like to continue doing. Photography is something I deeply enjoy but it sure is expensive.
One of the best things I did this year was to join a gym and get back in shape. I find that I can never motivate myself enough to go consistently if I go on my own, so I joined a class – and it was the first time in years that I lost fat and shaved an inch off my gut. There’s just something about being in a group that makes me want to work hard and keep going week after week.