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Taking stock

Happy Holidays, everyone! I love that it’s time to make Christmas cards and plan vacations again. I know that I did a lot of things this year, but December still catches me wondering where the heck 2012 went. How come 2013 is almost here??

Anywho, since it’s that time of the year again, I decided to make my two lists, 2012 Achievements an 2013 Goals, and while I was at it I also decided to make a slideshow with my favorite shots from this year. My, what a year it’s been! I’m glad to read my 2012 Goals from last year and realize I met most of them :).

I’m going on vacation in a few days (provided we can get the car fixed on time, cross your fingers for me!), and I’m going to spend New Year’s Eve by the Atlantic Ocean, because I couldn’t have it any other way. I decided to start my year by shooting the departing year’s last sunset and the coming year’s first sunrise, on my favorite beach in the world, by my beloved ocean. Expect a lot of photos when I get back :). Wish you all a magnificent 2013!Xmas tree2The best of 2012

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2012 Achievements

– Became a more positive person

– Smiled a lot more

– Learned to love myself

– Met new people and made new friends

– Got back in touch with old friends

– Took risks

– Had fun

– Invested time and effort in my dreams

– Improved my personality

– Took some of my best photos yet

– Tried new things

– Graduated (I almost forgot this one!)

– Enjoyed my last year of college

– Grew up and matured (it was time!)

2013 Goals

– Keep working to make my dreams a reality

– Keep being positive

– Start worrying less (seriously!)

– Take lots of pictures

– Save up and go on vacation for at least two weeks on my own

– Keep learning patience

– Tame my OCD

– Meet more people and make more friends (it’s fun!)

– Let go of the things that hurt me and hold me back

– Be courageous

– Take more risks

– Be passionate


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Birtyday sunset Vol. II

Here are some more shots from my birthday celebration.

It’s been a pretty eventful couple of weeks for me, I finished my last college class yesterday, and now all that’s left are a couple of finals and a few papers. Last week I was sad to be almost done with college, but suddenly this week I’m rejoicing in the feeling that the future is wide open for me, that I have absolutely no idea where I’m going to go, but I’m going somewhere.

And while I figure it out, I’ll keep shooting :). Hope you like these!

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Birthday sunset

This post is for you, Jeff, because you asked for it :). I love photography, and I love this blog, but sometimes I get so wrapped up in everyday life that I forget to make time for my passion, so thanks for reminding me I needed to post right now!!

Fortunately, I’m passionate about my work, too. I can’t believe it’s almost December and my last semester of college is almost over, but I’m glad because I know I made the most of it. I’ve started working on my thesis, and it’s so much fun! I don’t mind the paperwork, I don’t mind the crazy deadlines, I just love being able to write about something that I love. There’s nothing better than waking up every morning feeling grateful for all the wonderful things I have in my life :).

I took these shots on my birthday week, this beautiful sunset was nature’s gift to me. Hope you like them!

 


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Almond flowers and dewdrops

Hello, everyone! I’m trying to post more often, hopefully I’ll be able to keep it up. I’m still super busy, but also super happy. Last Thursday was my birthday, and it was awesome, the best one in many years. I ended my birthday week shooting a beautiful sunset, and decided I’m going to try to do that every year from now on.

These shots are from a few months ago, and this is my favorite tree in the world, the almond tree around the corner from my house. Every year it finds a way to look lovelier :). Hope you enjoy them!


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The ocean, the fishermen, and the muddy sneakers

I can’t believe how fast time goes by. It’s October already! I’ve been trying to shoot on a weekly basis (for the sake of my sanity), but unfortunately I don’t have much time to edit. These are from last summer, I’m really looking forward to going on vacation to this awesome place again, I miss the open ocean.

I have most of this week off, so I’ll try to work on some of my more recent photos. See you soon! (I hope).

Before I leave, I wanted to share with you the lengths I’ll go to in order to get the perfect shot. This is what happened to my “good” sneakers yesterday. Oh well, that’s what the washing machine is for, the sunset was gorgeous :).


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Sunset and sailboat

Hi there, everyone! How long has it been since I last stopped by? Time seems to fly this year. July was a month of leisure for me, I slept a lot, watched a lot of movies (fell in love with the Marx brothers), and read a few books. I didn’t take a lot of photos because I refused to keep a schedule, even nature’s. I did go shooting around the neighborhood a couple mornings, and they were so stunning that they counted for a million. The first one was misty and everything was covered in dew, the second one was sunny and everything was golden. My beloved almond tree was in bloom, so I got some lovely shots. If I manage to empty my hard drive and make enough space to download them, I’ll get around to posting them sometime (how did I end up with only 4GB of empty space?).

I’m starting my last semester next week, but don’t ask me how I feel about it because I haven’t decided if I’m elated or panicked yet. I’ll still have to work on my thesis next year, but there will be no more classes for me. I’ve no idea what I’m going to do with my life, but from what I hear that’s a pretty common state for college graduates.

These are some shots from last summer. My father and some friends were testing out an old sailboat one of them got, it held for about five minutes the first time until it was so full of water they had to drag it out, but the second time (after they fixed it) it sailed beautifully, and I got a laugh and some lovely shots. There will be more to come soon.

Life is good and crazy over here, and I wish you all as much happiness as I have :).