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let's make more noise in 2018

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let s make more noise in 2018
Published by Michelle Foong on 30 December 2017
I must admit 2017 was a quiet year blog-wise for me. My lack of discipline probably played a part in it; that matter of saying, "I'm going to do this, this and this," but then not it coming to actual fruition. You know the deal! So as 2018 looms around the corner I'm challenging myself to pull my socks up and at least get a weekly blog update out there.
But alas there should be some form of reflection as 2017 comes to an end. I found myself really committing to my social media updates more than anything. At the same time I was (and still am) trying to find my footing in the photographic world. I'm still a growing photographer, and I don't think I'll ever stop growing either!

Workwise I would love to continue on with leading workshops, although I was put in a certain predicament, which saw me practically working for free, but for someone else. That really made me lose a bit of motivation as the lack of honesty really caused a lot of disappointment for me. But it was something for me to go through and to learn from.
What I can definitely look back upon though is the adventurous achievements I've made in my travels. This year saw me through an adventure both challenging in physical and mental strength. Hitting that pile of rocks at Everest Base Camp 1 really brought tears to my eyes. It wasn't just a challenge for myself, but also a dedication to friends who also had a heart of adventure, but had their lives cut short. It was the 10 year anniversary of a good friend of mine who had passed away.
Another thing for me to appreciate is the people I've met along the way this year. It's really brought perspective to my mind as to how different people challenge problems in different ways. The thought of freedom really resonates in my mind.

But one thing I must appreciate the most is the renewed sense of purpose in my life as I pursue new challenges in 2018, The challenges this year have been a blessing to me and at the same time opportunities that have been given to me to grow deeper as a person spiritually in my faith as a Christian have definitely contributed to my life as a photographer.

So I'm really looking forward to 2018. I know the path won't be easy as I anticipate many challenges ahead, but I look at them face-on with much excitement and good fear. I'm looking into the face of a new business venture, creating an online community to enrich the lives of others creatively and to give back to the community that has needs. At the same time I also see the spiritual battles ahead, but I'm glad to say that I'm not alone in such a battle. Without such difficulties I know I'll never know my own potential nor be pushed to grow. Thank you 2017, thank you to all of you whom I've met, chatted to and who have supported me. Here's to looking forward to 2018. Wishing you all a most blessed and happy new year and hoping that you too will look forward and charge alongside me towards 2018.