There's been so many changes in my life when I think back to 1 year prior to today. I quit a job which left me with a bitter sweet feeling. I enjoyed working with so many amazing, strong and intelligent individuals; however, I felt everything I stood for was draining from myself. I wasn't me anymore and it was a huge decision to make but looking back it was the best thing I could have ever done for me and my family.
I began my Photography business. Even though it's 'small' and I'm still starting out I've met so many amazing people and have been able to capture for them some pretty memorable moments in their lives that they'll have forever. Each time I walk away from a session I feel good because I know I did something good for someone else. That my friends is quite an accomplishment!
I found a part time job during the week to keep myself busy as well have a steady income. Let me say, never in my life would I have thought I'd find a place I loved SO much. A place where I feel that I belong, such loving, fun and caring women I work with that watch out for each other, somewhere I learn something new everyday and I can be myself. Also, we do good for others and again... my friends... that is absolutely an accomplishment!
What else has changed this past year? Well, I got adult braces. I love saying adult braces.. okay I got braces. :) It's something I've wanted to do my entire childhood and never did. In a way, I'm glad it's now and not then. I think having braces as a child, I may have neglected my teeth once they were off. Perhaps, I wouldn't have warn my retainer and all the hard work of the doctor would have been done for nothing. Now I'm older, mature and I'm so proud of myself for taking on the challenge.
If you remember the KT Facts you may remember that I was an on and off again nailbiter. Okay.. this is where I can no longer be in denial and say I'm a nailbiter; however, I'm on the wagon? Or can I say without a doubt that I have kicked the habit? Well, having braces makes it quite impossible to even bite your nails.. that said I have the most beautiful healthy nails that my little fingers have ever seen! I'm very proud that I've gotten past such a nasty habit that I've been struggling with for 28 years.
Lastly, tomorrow I will be going to a dermatologist for the first time in my life. With all of my hormonal issues that you can read [here], there's been a struggle with my skin. I have been just one a of many that deals with acne on their face. Some weeks or I should say.. some days my skin feels and looks pretty good. The rest of the weeks and days in a month my face hurts and I break out. I've been a bit of a stubborn baby when it comes to medication. I always feel that I can find the natural remedy whether it's through diet, vitamins or organic creams. Well, in my case nothing works and this is the last thing on my list of what I despise about myself. I would love to wake up one day and not have to put layers of makeup on my skin to cover up the scarring. Or tons of topical ointments to kill away those nasty blemishes rising through my skin. Tomorrow, I am taking the plunge and finally seeing one. I have so much optimism that it will be a lifechanging event when I step into the doctor's office.
Well, you can see my summary of this year. My feelings and accomplishments. How can I complain? I really can't. Okay, I have too many bills to pay and definitely not a $1 million in the bank. But I have so much more that money can't buy. I can stand tall and feel proud of decisions and what comes next.