This year was a very wild ride for me. I experienced so much that it’s crazy to think only 12 months have gone by. It went so fast & so much happened. I went on some memorable adventures, had many opportunities come my way, & have tackled quite a few fears. It’s the year that I got to do things I had only ever dreamed of doing. The year 2017 will be a year that I won’t forget.
I had so much growth this year both personally, & for my blogging & photography business. This year we added new family members in more ways than one, & watched a very special baby turn a whole year old! I had two articles published in a local paper & of course they were about coffee & donuts. I worked with some major companies like Boohoo, GODIVA, Whole Foods, Macy’s, & American Greetings. I got to do photoshoots with two new local photographers that I have never worked with before & they totally killed it! I went to Disneyland & saw Mickey. I went to Las Vegas & watched my brother get married. I made so much progress in my product photography style & was able to work with new clients of all sorts. I was a guest blogger on Strange Bikini’s & rocked their rad suits during my trip to Hawaii. I went to HAWAII!!! I partnered up with some local & non-local small business’s. I quit a part time job that was extremely toxic & it led to more dreams coming true than I could have ever hoped for.
A year in time seems so long, yet so quick. Every year is so different & you can never predict what it’ll bring. I am so grateful for all of the accomplishments that 2017 brought. Here’s a look back at this amazing year!
In 2017, a lot of coffee was consumed, a ton of donuts were eaten, & a ton of pretty pictures were captured. The end of the year post is my all time favorite one I publish every year because I just find it so fun to look back at every bit of life that has happened in the past 365 days. It’s warming, inspiring, & gives me a boost of confidence because a little voice inside says, “Yasss gurl, look at all that you did!”. And honestly, who doesn’t want to be reminded of the BA GIRLBOSS that she was this past year.
I also want to thank you all for making this year as great as it’s been! Without you all following, reading, & caring about what I’m doing/have to say, I wouldn’t be doing this. Thanks you for another year of being here with me as I share my story, bring encouragement, & offer you bits of my life.
Goodbye 2017, & to all that you brought. Cheers to 2018! I can’t wait to see what you have in store for me!
– abbey kay
*brought to you by a girl who wishes you a very safe & happy new year
All product photos taken by Abbey Kay Photo.
Photos of Abbey Kay taken by Red Poppy Photography, Bridgette Wuest Photography (& the one of the 5 balloon), & Abbey Kay’s dad.