New Year ~ I have used this diary journal since 2011 and make notes each day & reflect upon things that happened, big or small. Every New Year, I take time to reflect on the past year (all the good and the bad). I read through my entries and remember.
Early in 2013, I finally took the plunge and started my photography business. It has been very successful with little advertising just by word of mouth and I am very thankful for my friends and family who have helped me in my photography journey.
The last part of 2013 was not the greatest of time to reflect upon. My mother (who was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in 2011) moved in with us in May so we could take care of her while she was on Hospice. She wasn't with us long when she lost her hard-fought battle in June. In addition to my mother, my grandmother passed away two weeks later. Needless to say, it's been a difficult road dealing with losing both of them. Not a day goes by that I don't miss them terribly but know they are always close. I have had some great family support to help me through.
~Happy New Year