Now that 2014 has come and gone, I can finally sit down and reflect on what has happened in my life. 2014 was a challenging year, both good and bad, and there’s a lot to reflect on.
For starters, I’ve grown as a person. The past few years have been very challenging and I’ve had to learn to deal with unexpectant life changes on a few occassions. In 2014 Christian lost his job with very little notice, our family grew by one (you can read all about Savannah dog here), and both Christian and I have been confronted with unforeseen health complications. These complications have challenged our ability to be outdoors and to travel as much as we had planned to. Traveling is pretty much my favorite thing to do in the whole world, with drinking red wine as a close second, and it’s also a huge stress reliever for me. A few years ago, it would have been second nature to just grab a bag and jump in the car on any given weekend, but the last few years, we haven’t been able to do that as much as we’d like and I’ve had to pick up new hobbies, like Yoga and working on the house. When we did plan trips this year, most of them were changed last minute due to crazy weather and we didn’t get to climb nearly as much as we had hoped. Of course, those last minute changes took us to Savannah, GA where we found Savannah dog, as well as three new states and two new national parks.
There have also been some really positive, stressful experiences this year, like Christian and I tying the knot on October 17th and all the planning that goes into that.
My business has also developed into something I am so proud to call my own and I couldn’t be happier about that. I actually met all of my business goals this year and I feel like I’ve made a ton of new friends. 2014 was full of incredible couples who shared my love for the outdoors, experiencing life and many of them, my love for red wine and animals.
2015 has started off with a bang, as Christian had a second back fusion surgery just this past weekend and Savannah dog will be undergoing heart worm treatments later this month, but I’m looking forward to the calm after the storm and am in the process of figuring out my 2015 goals for myself and Rayna McGinnis Photography.
Thank you so much to my friends and family who have supported me through out this journey, to my wonderful husband (yay!), Christian, who has stood beside me through all the hectic that life has thrown our way and to my wonderful clients who allow me to do something I love every single day. You guys are the reason I am where I am today and I can’t thank you enough.