52 Amazing Things Of 2016

After making a list of everything I wanted to add to this "year in review," I was delighted to discover that my list contained 52 different things that I wanted to touch on when reflecting on 2016. Since there are 52 weeks in a year, then it's almost like I had something great happening every week, right?
I would like to think so anyway. You don't have to search very far to find that 2016 was a less than favorable year for most people, but I don't think that my final opinion of the past 366 days (Leap Year!) fits the majority's conclusion. 2016 was a great year for me, full of growth and change and I'm excited to continue this upward journey into 2017.

Here's just a quick timeline of what I was up to in the year 2016:

1.

Kelsie-Senior Session and Graduation Invitation

Kelsie-Senior Session and Graduation Invitation

2.

Sarah-Senior Session

Sarah-Senior Session

3.

Amber-Senior Session and Graduation Invitation

Amber-Senior Session and Graduation Invitation

4.

Jenn-Senior Session and Graduation Invitation

Jenn-Senior Session and Graduation Invitation

5.

Ariel-Graduation Invitation

Ariel-Graduation Invitation

6.

Katie-Senior Session

Katie-Senior Session

7.

Karen-Senior Session

Karen-Senior Session

8.

Cheyenne-Senior Session

Cheyenne-Senior Session

9.

Completing Senior Project=Graduation!!  My senior project was a marketing campaign for a jewelry business in Carthage, MO   Bottom picture curtosy of Edgar Diaz

Completing Senior Project=Graduation!!

My senior project was a marketing campaign for a jewelry business in Carthage, MO 

Bottom picture curtosy of Edgar Diaz

10.

Callie + Clayton-Engagement and Wedding Invitation

Callie + Clayton-Engagement and Wedding Invitation

11.

Peak Wedding on the green!

Peak Wedding on the green!

12.

Giles Wedding

Giles Wedding

13.

I started a new job as a Marketing Consultant in June!

I started a new job as a Marketing Consultant in June!

14.

McFate 50th Anniversary Photograph and Reception Invitation

McFate 50th Anniversary Photograph and Reception Invitation

15.

I designed a new logo for myself!

I designed a new logo for myself!

16.

Lednicky Wedding and Invitation

Lednicky Wedding and Invitation

17.

Sain Wedding

Sain Wedding

18.

Revamped my website, which you are currently enjoying ;)

Revamped my website, which you are currently enjoying ;)

19.

Hardcastle Wedding

Hardcastle Wedding

20.

Kolbi & Kyndal-Senior Session

Kolbi & Kyndal-Senior Session

21.

Taylor-Senior Session

Taylor-Senior Session

22.

Invested in a new camera!

Invested in a new camera!

23.

Promoted my first giveaway and the Ellis family won a free session!

Promoted my first giveaway and the Ellis family won a free session!

24.

Taylor+Jacob-Couple's Session

Taylor+Jacob-Couple's Session

25.

Baby Maverick

Baby Maverick

26.

Ally-Senior Session

Ally-Senior Session

27.

Sarah+Ryan-Engagement Session and Wedding Invitation

Sarah+Ryan-Engagement Session and Wedding Invitation

28.

Joel-Senior Session

Joel-Senior Session

29.

Kylie +Garrett-Pet Session

Kylie +Garrett-Pet Session

30.

Tav-Senior Session

Tav-Senior Session

31.

Edgar-Senior Session and Invitation

Edgar-Senior Session and Invitation

32.

Mara-Senior Session

Mara-Senior Session

33.

Annie + Brownie-Pet Session

Annie + Brownie-Pet Session

34.

Shoemaker Family

Shoemaker Family

35.

Cristin-Styled Session

Cristin-Styled Session

36.

Mykayla-Senior Session

Mykayla-Senior Session

37.

Moriah-Senior Session

Moriah-Senior Session

38.

Justin-Senior Session

Justin-Senior Session

39.

Baby Noelle

Baby Noelle

40.

Aubrie-Senior Session

Aubrie-Senior Session

41.

Haily + Alex-Engagement Session

Haily + Alex-Engagement Session

42.

Mills Family

Mills Family

43.

Brittany-Senior Session

Brittany-Senior Session

44.

Kamri + Calvin-Engagement Session

Kamri + Calvin-Engagement Session

45.

Dayna-Christmas Card

Dayna-Christmas Card

Christmas Sessions!

Christmas Sessions!

46.

Sydney-Senior Session

Sydney-Senior Session

47.

Barlow Family

Barlow Family

48.

John + Carolyn-Couple's Session

John + Carolyn-Couple's Session

49.

Miller Family-Maternity Session

Miller Family-Maternity Session

50.

Kuehn Family

Kuehn Family

51.

Denny Family

Denny Family

52.

Featuring a couple of spreads from the Barlow family's album I created.

Featuring a couple of spreads from the Barlow family's album I created.

In conclusion:

Confession time: I did not think that when I graduated from university that this was what I would be doing. I did not anticipate starting my own business immediately after college, but so far I'm thankful that I have. I've learned so much by being forced to figure things out on my own. Don't get me wrong; I've had some incredible people helping me out on the way, whether it be friendly advice or emotional support. I'm thankful for the experience that has come from going down this path and the people who have been there with me even when there's been some turbulence along the way.
I can already tell you that 2017 is going to continue to have many positive changes. I'm excited for the upcoming year and everything that's going to come with it, challenges and all!