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  • Posted Dec. 30, 2007 by Lisa in Portrait. Viewed 3763 times

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OK, this is for the theme for December 31st. Me then and sort of now. The now photo is of me a couple of years ago. It's the me that I want to get back to this year. I miss being the girl who could put on a pair of shoes and run. My main hope for this year is for a body that is no longer sore - no more shoulder and knee pain - to be the little girl who just ran with joy.

My other dream for this year is to be me and not some idealized idea of me - photographically speaking. I need to stop worrying about taking photos that I think people will like. I want to get back to MY style of photos and not worry about how they stand up to others. I am only going to press the button if it's something I would want to see on my walls. Oh sure, there will be experimenting. And hopefully some growth. But I want my photographs to be quintessentially “Lisa”. If that makes sense. :)

Finally, I want to be more Green. I want to live more green, do more for the environment and the creatures in it. And find a way to make a difference.

So that's it, those are my goals for the year. Wish me luck!

Happy New Year! May the coming year bring you all your wishes and dreams.

My dad's parents, my mom, and me. :) I love my grandma's glasses. I've never had the guts to get quirky glasses like that. I just may this year…

The cousins - Liz, Becky, Michael, Susan, me, and Robert.

My sister and I with our Aunt Christina and a family friend. My Aunt Christina is the woman who taught me what it meant to be an aunt and to be involved in a child's life. She also taught me so much about what a person can do with NO limitations.

Me and Susie at my grandparents. Don't you think Madison looks like her mom?

Check out the Dorothy hair cut! In La Verne, the town I grew up in, Santa went by every street to greet the kids. I was outside saying Hi to Santa this Christmas too. Of course, now it's more to see the firemen he's with than him. ;)

This was me before one of my sprint triathlons.

This is actually one of my favorite hair clamp thingy's. I just cut my hair to above my shoulders so I can't wear it anymore. But I'll still keep it. The butterfly is a motif in my life. It reminds me to never go back into the cocoon. To fly. To live. I have a tattoo of one on my hip so I'll always have a butterfly with me. For 2008, I want to fly again.

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    • # Nayah

      Wow! That's a powerful message! I'm sure you will be able to realize your goals! Happy new year!

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    • # Miclaud

      Beautful serie! e have something in common: we love triathlon!! But I organize and you do it....

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    • # Cliff Schroer

      Lisa what a wonder childhood you must of had. The pictures are great! I wish you the best for 2008 and can relate to some of your goals!! Happy New Year!!!

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    • # Peter

      Lovely shots. Thanks for sharing them. May your dreams be realised this year!

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    • # David Cardona

      A memorable post dear and gentle artist! Nice to see you and your family! Have a great 2008! chEErs!

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    • # Sherij

      Very cool.. I always take photos I like was it suppose to be the other way around?? OOppps if it was.. I think you become a better photographer if you are doing what you like!! Get back to you and live it up!!! You look great when is the next triathlon and can I bet your personal photographer???? Maybe a hint for a Friday Spike post?? Spike Then and Now???? Great family snaps!! Now hop on that bike!!! :) Happy New Year my photoblog Friend!!!

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    • # Lexlevans

      great theme post! i love all the 'then' photos - they are such fun to see, and looking back on them is fun to see who inspired you as a kid. good luck with your goals and thank you for sharing them with us! i agree with the part about photographing for yourself! i love the santa photo, but where's the snow?!?!? ;-)

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    • # Amanda

      I can't agree with your resolutions more (for myself too). Thanks for your inspiring pictures through out the year. You Go Girl! Happy New Year.

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    • # Geneviã¨Ve

      beautiful goals and dreams for the coming year lisa. i especially appreciate the one about being yourself in your photography...i struggle with that one too

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    • # Lisa

      Thanks everyone :)

      Ha ha, no worries Jannie. Spike is the best model I have! :)

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    • # Jannie

      Lisa this is so wonderful. I agree with Patty, thank you for showing us such a personal glimpse of your life. I wish you a wonderful 2008 & I too hope that all your dreams & wishes come true.

      Please tell me that Spike pics will still be what you want to shoot!!

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    • # Lynda

      Yes??take photos you love??be filled with joy??no sore shoulders?? and have a wonderful year.

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