Happy New Year……All the best in 2010!
Thank you to my wonderful clients, to my family + friends for your support and for the encouragement + guidance from other photographic artists in 2009. I have learned so much in these past months…a year ago today I could not have predicted that this is where I would be at. And now into another year. With lots of room to grow and improve.
“We spend January 1 walking thru our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk thru the rooms of our lives…not looking for flaws, but for potential.” ~ Ellen Goodman
A year ago today, my husband and I were traveling. We were in Bali, Indonesia. We spent a few hours one very, very hot + humid afternoon walking (with our backpacks) around Kuta trying to find a hotel room. We finally gave in to a pesky motorbike tout and paid way too much for a room, but at least we had a spot to put our things. Our things were safe on the floor until the early, early morning…when torrential rains started. The pounding rain that you can’t sleep thru. And then you start to wonder what will keep the rain out of your hotel room. We checked out the back door and there was a ditch there which seemed promising. The rains continued and it started to creep under the door, across the floor. Our bed became our island. We were surrounded by water. As soon as there was light we ventured out in the rain…off on a boat to Lembongan Island. We were glad to be away from the busiest area we had encountered in Bali. It was quiet and peaceful at our bungalow. Until midnite, then repeatedly for the next 3 hours we heard ABBA’s ‘Happy New Year’. And about the time they shut it down was probably when the roosters started their happy song. Now that I’ve actually figured out the song they had on repeat, here’s a link if you’d like to have the song stuck in your head for the next year: \”Happy New Year by ABBA\”.
If you get the chance…go! I’d love to go back.
I wish I could tell you these images were taken today. But we’re only reading in our travel journal…New Years Eve…and reminiscing. And thankful for another year filled with experiences that have taught me so much.