It's one thing to make plans for the coming year, quite another to acknowledge that there will be surprises and unexpected events. I could never have guessed a year ago what 2014 would bring; good and bad, ups and downs. But - that's life, right? If we knew what was ahead... well, I believe that it's better we don't. I've shared this quote before but it still rings true: The earth was made round so that we can't see too far down the road. (that may not be the exact quote, but you get the idea)
I will say that most of the extra good stuff that happened for me last year was a direct result of my good decisions and perseverance to get things done. Lesson learned: trust my instincts more often.
On a less positive note, I seemed to flounder in my photography. I felt ambivalent most of the time. Although I was satisfying my creative appetite through other avenues (e.g. painting), I missed making photographs that moved me. It came home to roost when I sat down to compile photos for my calendar. Whereas I usually have trouble choosing just twelve from my yearly crop, this time I couldn't put together a dozen that I was wild about. Very sad for me. So I've committed to another photo-a-day project for 2015. I need the pressure, apparently.