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The Time Inbetween | Jacksonville photographer

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It’s that time of year again. Christmas is over. The decorations are all packed up. We have a few precious days left until we say goodbye forever to 2015.

These are weird days but good days.

I don’t have to return to my teaching position until January 4th, so I have lots of extra time to spend with my family and friends. For part of that time, I’ll be visiting my family in Tennessee. I’m really looking forward to our trip!

As usual, these last few days of the year are very unique. My schedule is so different (if you can call it a schedule), that I often forget what day of the week it is. I think that’s both good and bad.

And, as always, it’s a time of reflection for me. I’ve already put together my “favorite images” post for 2015.  All I need to do is hit the “publish” button. I’ve learned a lot about myself and my photography by sifting through a massive amount of photos–searching for my favorites. Not necessarily the very best photographically speaking–but the images that mean the most to me personally.

In the remains of 2015, I’m seeking to identify my goals for 2016. I’m reflecting on the past, what I need to improve upon, and what is really important. What does God want for me in the next 12 months? What do I need to change? What needs to stay the same? How can I be more intentional? These questions haunt me, and I am glad. As Plato wrote, “The unexamined life is not worth living.”

I want to make a difference. I want to create. I want to live. I want to be in God’s will.

So I will live out these last days of the year in search of the specific goals that I need to set to accomplish the things I want the most. I don’t know what 2016 holds for me, but I have a feeling it’s going to be awesome!

What about you? Do you make goals/resolutions at the beginning of each year? What are your goals for 2016?

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