I wish I had a crystal ball to see all that is to come in 2017.
I have been waiting to share these images for a while now. We shot these on a chilly below freezing day in November and I remember standing on this rock in this dreamy velvet gown thinking, just wow. How did I get here? How am I actually doing what I want to do? I actually said, “wow” out loud multiple times.
To be honest, I haven’t ever felt more focused or more clear about my direction and my goals than I do this year. I have heard a lot of no’s, criticism, judgement, but even more yes, love and support. I try to drown out anything else and just keep charging ahead. A new year and a new beginning.
A lot of people have said that two thousand sixteen was a terrible year, but I feel otherwise. Overall, I walk away from this year with a grateful heart. I wish I had a crazy wonderful New Years resolution or a fabulous top 10 list to read off but I don’t. I love a good list but this year I just want to let what is seeking me find its way to me. I am opening up my arms to receive it and I cannot wait to see what all lies in store.
My personal verse is Jeremiah 29:11 – “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” I hope it can be your verse too.
Enjoy this post these images are so special to me. I am beyond thankful to local dress designer Caroline Hayden for the gown – Available on her website or at The White Room and Sam Edelman for the gorgeous heels. Also a massive shout out to my friend and fabulous photographer Russell Heeter for capturing this moment. You are solid gold friend.
Happy New Year.