Happy New Year, friends! Does the end of January still qualify for this greeting?
I can't believe one month is already down, and I haven't even finished writing my 2018 Goals!! Anyone else? That's OK, though. Someone else reminded me that you don't need it to be January 1st to start fresh and focus on new goals. You can start ANY day of the year. We need to remind ourselves of that.
So if you are still working on your own personal or professional goals, I have one for you to add.
Most of you will have heard me say this before, probably several times, but I want to revisit an important subject to me that I've blogged about before, emailed about to clients and friends, and even mentioned it during past sessions... I want you to try and add "Have PRINTS Made!" as a goal for this year.
Prints have become a dying breed for so many (myself included compared to 10 years ago), but they are so important. 10 years from now, and certainly 30-40 years from now, the technology we use to save and archive our digital picture files WILL CHANGE. You can count on it. Those discs, USB drives, yes, they will change or the pc you are on certainly will. We cannot guarantee that we'll be able to access our images another 20, 40 years from now. And where does that leave us? Where does that leave the next one or two generations?! With no pictures of their loved ones.
Have prints made, friends! Hang them on your wall, on a shelf display, on a table or dresser, put them in an album, or even simply put them in a photo storage box. Once a month or once a quarter, have your tangible prints made this year. Print them, share them, enjoy them, save them, pass them on to younger generations... You'll be so happy you did! Especially if you have children or grandchildren; there is nothing like a picture to connect one generation to another. Sometimes, that is all we have of our loved ones. And pictures are one of the first things we seek out when we’ve lost someone we love.
Do something about it this year. For you and your family.
I wish nothing but good health and happiness for you this year. I hope 2018 is off to a great start for you all!
All my best.