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Photo a Day January 2017 | Day 1

January 1st 2017


Welcome to a New Year and I’m so happy to see the back of 2016. It was one of the most emotionally challenging years for me to date. It had me questioning everything in life, and left me drained and utterly overwhelmed. Sinking trying to swim to a shore that kept drifting and falling out from under me. At times coping moment to moment, let alone day to day. But what I’ve learnt, and the growth from this period in my life is invaluable, the strength and self-worth I start  2017 with, would not have happened without the events of the past 18 months. It’s a bitter pill to swallow, however I guess no one likes pain, we all seek comfort, joy, and love. So when the reverse is dished up it’s challenging to learn from. What I thought at times to hard to endure was indeed sent for me to learn from, that I deserve more in life and that I don’t have to settle for what I had been for for so long. Life will only give you what you can handle, even if you don’t realise it at the time.

So heres to 2017. I took most of 2016 off from capturing families and weddings. I just didn’t have the emotional space or passion for my work, only capturing a few special clients that helped re ignite my love for photography. Thank you to my dear friends that have helped me along this journey, and to my wonderful kids. You’re love is like magic! As you will see I didn’t shoot my January project back in 2016 the last one was back in 2015. So here’s to 2017, may it be wonderful for us all! Thank you for dropping by I’m eternally grateful.

See you tomorrow xx Jodes

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