Unlucky Number '13

Each year I preface this post with the following disclaimer : These are favorite images, not images I necessarily consider to be "best."  These are images that set a certain way within me that "makes sense."

A decent part of this year has been an absolute shit-show.  Massive changes have happened.  Aspects about my life changed that I thought would always be in play.  Foolish, I know.  Nothing lasts forever.  Life is ever-changing.  

In light of the losses there have been so many substantial gains this year.  The change in my mindset, my approach to life, my approach to relationships.

I'm so thankful for all of the wonderful people I have met this year and have come to call family.  I'm thankful for the support my wife continues to provide, even through difficult times.  I'm thankful each time my phone rings with the possibility of work.

Before you start to question where all the Krav Maga photos are, if you haven't already, there is a separate post coming soon just for that.

One more image that I'm going to share holds such meaning for me and this past year.  To me it symbolizes my shift in thought regarding the country in which we live, dealing with loss, the happiness and importance friendship brings, knowing where you come from, selflessness, determination, sacrifice... I could go on and on.

I hope everyone has a wonderful New Year and that the coming year is full of success and happiness in all that you pursue.