Perfect Timing is a weekly photography project by two friends who met in college, became roommates and have been close ever since. We share a love for languages and travel, and although we’re from the same southern state, we now live on different continents, balancing a demanding work life with a private life. We both agree that everything happens for a reason, whether we see these moments as positive or negative at the time, propelling us ahead or slowing us down. We hope you will join us each week, as we share little moments of Perfect Timing with you.
This month has come with an onslaught of extra tasks, projects and work. It’s not that unusual. The end of the year, and particularly the last fiscal quarter, is the busiest time for me typically. Clients are scrambling to use as much of their budgets as possible before the new year, and everyone wants something yesterday. I’ve had some very long days and nights already this month, but I’m really looking forward to 2015. For some reason, I’m looking forward to it more than I have other new years. I’m not sure why, exactly. I think a lot of it has to do with how busy this year was and how many milestones I hit professionally. I almost feel like I should ask, “Now what?!”
So, I sat down to plan out the first quarter of 2015 and to make some goals in my new planner that I picked up about a month ago. It’s been burning a hole on the corner of my desk, just waiting to be opened and filled in. I also want to put my Midori Traveler’s Notebook more next year. I’ve used it a little in 2014, but I plan to put it to a lot more use in the coming year. It’s a great way to organize plans, ideas, trips, inspiration and things I’d like to continue to remember, like the quote in this photo. I received this tiny piece of paper with a purchase from a small business I like to support. It seemed like such a nice, simple phrase to remember. And it’s so true. The nice thing about the new year is that although we get a fresh start, we also get to continue with the work we’ve done in the previous year, hopefully carrying on those things that make us happy and who we are. Here’s to a fresh start!
Mary of Moe-Digger Photography and I became friends in college after we realized how much we had in common. We each grew up with three brothers, played sports and studied history, languages and cultures. I still remember our SLR cameras and our love for shooting with film. We have shared many wonderful experiences together over the years and have supported each other through some of the most significant moments in our adult lives. I am excited to take on this project with her. Be sure to stop by her blog to see what she’s been up to lately. Here’s a hint: Work. Work. Work.