The year of our Lord, two thousand eighteen. A new year; a new chapter! This is my first official day as Dianne Velthove Imagery! I am so excited to announce this, it has been in the plans for a few months now, and I am just glad I no longer have to keep that secret. I am horrible at keeping secrets, btw. This year will bring so many exciting things, just to start it off right, my husband and I are taking a few days out (just the two of us… yippee!) and heading to Niagara Falls to enjoy some wine and chocolate… and our room even has a hot tub! We got the “Romantic Package”… my husband was worried for a minute that it included a couples massage, but, sad to say, that is not included. Last year started with our daughter still in the hospital, thankfully this year already started better than that, even though she is a bit under the weather.
A new year usually starts with at least one resolution for that year, and this is mine: I pledge to continue treating people with respect, and try to make their life better every day. I am responsible for my own actions and it does not matter how I am treated; what I do is what makes a difference. This last year I have learned that there are often things going on in people’s lives that we have no idea about and that is what makes them be the way they are. It is always good to treat people with respect, no matter how hard it can be. We have a tough year behind us. Then again, what year isn’t tough? I am proud of the woman I have become, especially in my role as wife and mother. That will always come first, no matter what! That doesn’t mean that this business is not important to me, in fact, it is because of this business that we can do many of the things we do, and I get to experience many new things, which has been a huge part of my growth. I will be sharing more of my personal life in my posts this year, it is part of my plan to be an example. I would love to hear your feedback, and cannot wait to share our big milestones with you.
I will always be truthful on here, I am not one to pretty things up. This first month my goal is to share at least one personal post every week, coming up soon is my daughter’s adjusted first birthday cake smash session. I had planned to do it already, but due to her being under the weather, I will be waiting until she is feeling back to her old self. Believe me, it will be worth the wait. I am also planning on finishing a few courses in the next few months, and in the mean time, we will be finishing up some home renovations, and getting our basement back in the organized state that it should be. My husband is currently working on a project which I will be sharing as well, he is making our own dining room table! I am so excited to share this with you all, this project has been in the planning stages for so long, it’s finally getting to the point where I can see us using it in the next few weeks!
There is one week of holidays left, and I for one am going to be sad that it’s over. This year we really stuck around the house, and went to no large Christmas gatherings to keep our little one safe (and then she still got sick). We have done so many fun things, and after these three days out with just the two of us, I am hoping to get a few more things done that were on our Christmas Break bucket list. Before long, I will be getting these kids ready for school early in the morning again, I’ll miss them more than I want to admit! I think that is enough for today, I’m hoping you will enjoy this freezing cold weather, and my family and I wish you a blessed 2018. May all your hopes and dreams for this year become a reality!