I think one of the most awesome things about taking photos and memory-keeping (in all its forms) is the gratitude it instills in us. I had the perception that 2016 was a tough year. But looking through my photos and my journal, it became clear that there were a lot of great moments and memories as well. Photos and journaling ensure that none of this gets forgotten when we are down, or when the world wants to beat us down. I really love that!
Another thing that was curious and strange is… at the time the photos were taken, I disliked a lot of the photos of me. I felt like I wasn’t looking my best, or that I wasn’t at my best weight. But when I look back at these photos a few months later, what stands out to me isn’t what I looked like. It’s the feelings and memories I had of the fun times with friends and family. Let that be a lesson to both you and I about what’s really important. And to make sure you are in the photos, not just scenery and things.