January | 10 on 10

January: that beautiful month of fresh starts and new beginnings and goal-setting and planning to do more good things. I love January for all those reasons, don't you? I have my fair share of brand new goals for this brand new year, but one of my goals isn't new at all. It's pretty simple, in fact: continue posting real life images alongside my photographer-friends in our project.

2016 is my third year to participate in a collaboration like this, and even though it can be hard to remember to shoot, edit, and curate personal images on top of client work, it's so worth it. I've seen my skill grow in these past few years simply because I've built the habit of grabbing my camera for normal life scenes in my own home. And on top of that, I've got hard drives full of images of my son as he grows up - memories of younger days that I'm able to revisit with a few clicks of a mouse.

If you're a regular reader of my photo blog, thanks for following along! I hope you like these little glimpses into my personal life. If you're one of my fellow photographers in this circle, I'm so happy to be alongside you this year! I have big plans to learn and grow from each one of you. And if you like the sounds of this sort of collaboration and want it for your own life, GO FIND IT. There are people who want a support group just like you do; sometimes it takes a little bravery to be the first person to ask: will you come alongside me? Let's learn together. ♡

January's 10 images are all about the after-Christmas quiet. So much hustle and bustle and then all is still as we ease back into our normal routines. Normal is beautiful.

Follow along with my lovely friends in the blog circle starting with Laurie from Savannah, Georgia!