For eight years I've been making these things on New Year's Day. Eight. That's crazy. Back when I started, I was still living with my mum and dad, working in Argos and had only just met Alex.
Anyway, if you don't know what's going on, every January 1st, I make a little photo-montage of the past year. There are 12 photos per month in chronological order - the top row is January, the next February and so on. I try to give myself a nice overview of what happened in the year, from big events to daft day-to-day stuff.
There's a really big version of this montage on Flickr and all the earlier posts live here: #montage.
Because things are going well family/health/home-wise, 2015 goes in the 'good' bucket. It can't go anywhere else. I'm doing pretty well in the scheme of things. Taking that as a given, though, one word keeps coming to mind when I reflect on the year: unproductive.
Without going in to too much detail (I did that in 2014 and it made me cringe), I've been taking my creative projects and opportunities for granted recently and, to be honest, I've been phoning it in a bit.
(As an appropriately lazy aside, I'll point you to Craig Robinson (the guy behind FlipFlopFlyin') and his Best of 2015 and Best of 2014 posts which mirror my own feelings about my work quite closely. Thanks for feeling glum, Craig, you saved me a couple of hours of soul searching.)
Anyway, that's by-the-by. I've got plans for 2016 and I'm good to go. Always forwards, never backwards.
Happy New Year! Thanks for reading! I love you!