The biggest enemy I had this year was doubt: from starting up this website, to trying out a new style of editing, and even just putting out more of my work out there. Yet here I am, I'm able to have this website, and my style has changed drastically, and I learned that art is about letting letting it roam in the wild. That's what I want to get things through, like Shia Labeouf said "Just do it!!!" I create my art for not only myself, but for the people that love it, there's always gonna be people that are gonna say "you suck at that" and "You should quit", but I learned that those people feed on what you give them: on your doubt and fear. Be fearless and ruthless to protect what you love, and I promise that the people that are hating on you will become white noise. It took me an entire year to gain this amount of confidence within my work and I plan on using it. I have no doubt in my art because that's what will help me triumph in the future.
This year I've experienced a drastic amount of progress, despite the inconsistent editing-styles, a ridiculous amount of attempts at improvement, and conclusively failing all over the place. Looking at it now, this was an insanely good year, because I was able to connect to a variety of people through my art! It wasn't like that at the start though; instead, I felt like giving up at the start and selling my camera, because it felt like I was my only motivation, but thanks to the Instagram community I was able to get back on my feet and push through. I want to thank those friends and artist that push me outside of my artistic creative zone and as an individual -- I wouldn't be where I am today. 2016 is another year to grow and expand.
P.S.: A book that I highly helped me was the Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. This book changed my mentality in an incredible way and it is a must read!