Here’s wishing you lots of light for this new year 2013! I’m a tiny bit proud of this photo because I was trying to achieve the bokeh effect (those blurry lights – skilled photographers will know what I’m talking about), and I sort of managed it here. I took this on New Year’s Day during a visit to the Museum of Science and Industry; it is actually a fat column decorated with light chains, but in its blurry version I’ve named it light shower. So, may you, dear reader, be showered with light this year!

Pushing my photography skills along is certainly one of the things I will be doing this year. As I was hibernating these past few days, I’ve been coming up with ideas and plans. Making my way through Susannah Conway’s Unraveling 2013 Workbook was one of my “between the years” activities, and one of her prescriptions is to have a guiding word for the new year. I’ve never done this before, but I didn’t hesitate at all in knowing what mine would be: create.

In fact, I commissioned my son a while ago to cast those six letters in metal so I can mount them on the wall right across from where I usually sit on the couch writing, reading, or editing photos. If he ever manages to create those letters, I’ll share the view. In the meantime, I am curious to see what having a word for the year will bring. Perhaps you want to think about having one, too?