Happy New Year!

Well, another year has gone by in a flash. All the chaos of Christmas is over and our attention turns to New Year’s Eve parties, followed by New Year’s resolutions that we may or may not keep.

I’m not one for making New Year’s resolutions, exactly, but I definitely have goals for 2015. Having spent a good bit of 2014 planning for my retirement from my day job and then catching up on little projects around the house, I’m definitely looking forward to doing a lot more shooting next year. I already have a couple of trips planned with many more to come, hopefully. I won’t give away any secrets just yet, but I’m really excited about what I have planned. As always, you’ll find out in future articles how well I fared.

As for the New Year’s Eve celebrations, remember that there are a lot of alternatives to driving home drunk, so please don’t do that. Get a ride from a friend, call a taxi, or use one of the free services in some areas that will get both you and your car home safely. You do NOT want to start the new year staring at the bars of a jail cell.

And one more thing to think about for the coming year. Life is about attitude. Everyone has problems, but what separates the successes from the failures is how we respond. Here’s a quote I like:

“What is the difference between an obstacle and an opportunity? Our attitude toward it. Every opportunity has a difficulty, and every difficulty has an opportunity.”
― J. Sidlow Baxter

Happy New Year, and stay safe!

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4 Responses to “Happy New Year!”

  1. Deb says:

    I’m looking forward to your adventures and photography in 2015, Ed.

    Happy New Year!

  2. Dan Taflin says:

    Dang, you’re turning philosopher! I think retirement was good for you.