2012 has been crazy, and it's already over! Instead of making a new year's resolution for 2013, I wanted to briefly and publicly thank all the people that have inspired me the last 12 or so months. Some of them are old friends, while others I've just met, or have never met.
This list is in no particular order, just some folks that have been on my mind lately.
Thanks guys, for doing what you do! Keep up the good work.
Sarah - I guess this list is in a particular order :) Sarah inspires me to love others more and to be more sensitive to people and situations. I also admire her attention to detail in her work. She is constantly producing great photography. I love her so much!
Doug and Beca- These two people work harder than most people I know. They run their own business, and are constantly promoting others, creating, and being awesome. I feel so fortunate to know those guys, They really inspired me to set out on my own and to be constantly experimenting.
Ozone- Sarah and I lived on John and Patty's farm in Washington. they are an amazing pair. I think they inspired both me and Sarah to be more self sustaining, how to love others in a practical way, sharing what we have and opening the doors to our home.
Georganne Bryant- Sarah and I met Georganne This year and she has made a huge impact on us. I am so impressed about she supports local business and people like me who are just starting out on our own. I can tell she takes her businesses very seriously and loves the entire process. She inspires me to help others, without expecting anything in return.
Brandon Gore- I have admired Brandon's work for a while now. I had the oppurtunity to spend a couple weeks in his shop, where I learned boat loads about his craft. Brandon is one Type A personality son of a gun! But he really inspired me to take pride in my work, pay attention to detail, and keep a tidy shop. I learned so much in those three weeks, for which I am grateful.
Elsie and Emma - These two sister run a successful business/blog. Even though I may not be there main demographic, I still admire by their hard work and success. they inspire me to make a living doing what I like to do...creating.
Casey Neistat - This guy makes great videos. I love his type of storytelling. You can tell he loves doing what he does, it shows threw his work. He inspires me to have fun with what I do, and to share the process.
Clint Snyder - Clint inspires me to live what I believe, reuse/recycle and to live in Hawaii :)
Dan'o - This guys has been making great video for years. I don't make video, but I just love seeing people like Dan, doing what they love to do, and doing it well. It inspires me to get off my butt.
Who inspired you this year?