Model: Brooke<br> Hair Stylist/Makeup Artist:<br> Marsha Litvinova<br>

Model: Brooke
Hair Stylist/Makeup Artist:
Marsha Litvinova

January 2013 Photography Blog Posting Happy New Year! I want to wish everyone the best for 2014! May your goals and dreams become a reality!

I know everyone’s all charged-up and reflecting on 2013 and seeing what they did that they could have done better, more of, or not at all. Creating a to-do list and having a dozen things to accomplish every day get to those goals.

Model: Kimberly<br>Hair Stylist/Makeup Artist:<br>Oxana Bjornsen<br>

Model: Kimberly
Hair Stylist/Makeup Artist:
Oxana Bjornsen

But I don’t believe in New Years resolutions. I think people are setting themselves up for failure by setting a specific date for creating and reflecting on goals. I believe you should always be reflecting and adjusting goals. There is no better time than the present.

Mind you.  I am no expert at reaching all my goals when planned. Hey, stuff happens.  And there are probably other things that needed a higher priority. You should work as hard as you can to keep your schedule. Especially deadlines that directly affect your business and personal life. If it takes you a little longer to redesign your website or buy that new camera. That’s okay. Really.  Just do your best to catch up!

Model: Melissa Cassera<br>

Model: Melissa Cassera

I suggest spacing out your goals throughout the year. Give yourself a reasonable amount of time to finish them. If you have a hard time keeping track of everything, there are plenty of tools out there to help you. Even a simple paper calendar can do wonders! You don’t need an iPad to keep track of things. I still see plenty of people at coffee shops whipping out little black books with their contacts, calendars and lists to keep track of their lives. We’ve been doing alright by that for the two thousand years or so. Today’s smartphones are a godsend and can handle all of your tracking needs. Not fancy. But they can.

Model: Taylor<br>Hair Stylist: Amy Lawson<br><br>Makeup Artist:<br>Lauren Warner<br>

Model: Taylor
Hair Stylist: Amy Lawson
Makeup Artist:
Lauren Warner

While I don’t subscribe to New Years resolutions, I love the energy that everyone has. To me, this is the most important thing we can ask for. The hope and optimism the new year brings. I totally feed off that. I wish we could bottle it up and take a sip of it all year round!

While 2013 didn’t live up to what I was hoping for at the end of 2012, there were many great things that happened. And great things I started in February, May, October that are still bearing fruit. Totally grateful for the positive in 2013 and the negative I turned into a positive and learned from.

Model: Fallon<br><br>Hair Stylist: Amy Lawson<br><br>Makeup Artist: Lauren Warner<br>

Model: Fallon
Hair Stylist: Amy Lawson
Makeup Artist: Lauren Warner

I truly think that 2014 is going to bear some tasty fruit. Tough work ahead. And that’s totally okay! The good stuff just taste better after you’ve had the bad! I just hope there’s lots more good to remember!

For 2014: Great professional and personal photography projects in the works. Taking my blog to the next level. Lots great information that now that I think about it gives me a big ‘Duh!’ moment!  But like I said earlier in the blog: S-P-A-C-E it out! Haha!

About the author

Ricardo Gomez is a Fashion Photographer based in New York City.

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