What comes after Thanksgiving? Yep, a dire need to hit the gym. But maybe more importantly for some of you, it’s that time of year when people start planning their contest entries. I’ve already had people schedule my time to make sure I’m available. I’ve had my share of wins and yeah it feels pretty good, but it’s not everything. When you gather your work for possible entries, take a moment and reflect on what you have done this year: new stories, new ways of shooting, your accomplishments. Did a story you work on effect change? Did you meet a great subject that just inspired you? There are probably a lot of great things that happened this past year, so take a moment and feel good about yourself. Reflect on the good work you have done, please. Win or lose, it’s the work that really matters.