Started out 2013 with new goals and dreams. Chasing some old ones and catching them. Over the last month I have been able to spend time outside again, and I am loving every minute of it. I have missed the mountains, the quiet places and the simple little things like looking at tracks in the snow, or the clouds dancing around the high mountain peaks.
I decided 3 years ago that I wanted to do a grand slam~ photography style and photograph one of every species of wildlife in the North West. (Good, print worthy~ photographs) So this year started out perfectly when I went to the mountains with friends to look for freshly shed moose paddles and was able to capture this image of a Snow Shoe hare ~ species #1 on my list, and one that has succeeded in escaping my lens for the last 3 years.. I am not sure how many animals there are in the North West, but hopefully I will get the opportunity to photograph each one them this year.~ and I look forward to sharing them here. ~
Goal # 2 ~ Tomorrow I will be flying to Las Vegas to attend the SHOT show. I have been trying to get there for quite a few years now, and tomorrow I will finally see that goal fulfilled. I am sure that this mountain girl will see a few new creatures there as well. I can’t wait to see old friends and to finally meet, in person, many that I have only been able to know via phone or online…
My wish for you in 2013 ~ don’t hold back. Chase your dreams down and be happy. Those who truly love you will be right there with you helping you reach those goals and dreams ~ just as you would be there to help them reach theirs. Never put life on hold for others. Over the last 8 months I have learned that those who truly love you would never expect, or want you to do that. When someone loves you. ~ their dreams become yours and yours theirs… I know I would never have a goal or a dream that would hurt those I care about most~ family or friends. Yep… 2013 is about chasing and seeing dreams full filled.. what are some of your dreams for this new year ?