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Happy 2015: Once in a Lifetime…

Well, it’s that time of year again…paigegreen2014paigegreenAOCSF082014-017-1

Meaning it’s time to dig through the memories of last year…

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Pull out the highlights…

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And make big plans for the coming year…

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Thing is, I have been chasing big plans for the past 15 years…

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Finding a job turned into building a career…

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Six years of saying, “my boyfriend Arann,” turned into five years of saying, “my husband Arann…”

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One great dog love was lost and another amazing dog love was found…

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Paying the rent turned into paying the mortgage…

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And two people became four…

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So now that all the important life boxes have been checked…

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I have a lot of brain space that is available for rent…

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But instead of searching for the next big thing…

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I would rather slow life down…

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And celebrate how amazing things are right now…

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Because the most important lesson I learned from 2014…

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Is that life does not always go as you planned…

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And it all can change so fast without any warning

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So in 2015, I am looking for more of this…

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paigegreen2014paigegreenAnna110514-050And less of this…

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Because hopefully there will be more harvests…

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More clothes…

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And more weddings…paigepageDaniAdam092014-0579

 

But these two will only be like this…

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Once in a Lifetime.

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So Happy 2015 (five days late.) Here is to a year of no big plans.

 

 

 

 

About the author paige green

Paige Green is a documentary and portrait photographer, whose storytelling approach to photography frequently addresses issues involving agriculture, land use, and food. Her work is featured in nine books and has been published in Glamour, National Geographic Traveler, New York Times Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, GQ, Country Living, House Beautiful, and Culture. Paige lives in Petaluma, CA with a house full of boys.

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15 Comments

  1. Beeautiful! You always take my breath away.

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  2. Perfect! love this Paige ❤ happy 2015!!

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  3. Just gorgeous and your reflections and hopes for the future are right in sync with how I am feeling. Looking forward to seeing more “slices” of your life in 2015!

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  4. As always, your images and words sync up. I really enjoy following your work, Paige, and wish you a happy new year.

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  5. This made me smile as only your pictures can do. Cheers dear friend to another year of a pretty incredible life!

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  6. Wonderful post. Visual and poetic, sizing up a massive year. Congrats to you. I look forward to meeting you someday!

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  7. Beautiful as always! Thank you for your photos!

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  8. Could not love or agree with this more. You told the entire story in your beautiful timeless way. Thank you, Paige!! Xxx

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  9. Fantastic! You’ve brought me goosebumps and tears within just a few moments. You inspire me, as always. May 2015 on Hill rock!

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  10. So beautifully composed!

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  11. Thank you, Paige. Lovely post. Happy New Year!

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  12. Happy New Year to you inspiring folks!! lovemandy and steve

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  13. Thank you, thank you, thank you Paige…. she writes, wiping away tears. Love this. xo

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  14. Kristina Phipps February 4, 2015 at 9:01 am

    Paige, this was so beautiful! Thank you.

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  15. i feel you! enjoy this year xoxo

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