I do it each and every year — I kick-off a fresh new year with stale resolutions. There are a few I’ve rotated through over the last few years, sometimes revisiting them in tandem. Resolutions are great; but I think I’ve been doing them wrong. This year I decided to ditch those musty, old resolutions and try a few new ones on for size. Here’s what I came up with:
1. Capture More Memories. I’ve always loved taking photographs, I have boxes of photos from my teenage years and even more from before I was married. Over the last few years I’ve gotten out of the habit of carrying my camera. Most of the photos I have are sitting on my iPhone or iPad — I can’t remember the last time I printed any pictures. Rob and I have only a handful of photos (aside from our wedding photos) that aren’t couple selfies. In 2014 I want to take more photos and find creative ways to print and display them.
2. Be Stylish. I love fashion — but all too often I haven’t allowed myself to wear the clothes I’m crazy about for fear of what others might think. Two big things happened to me in 2013 – I turned 30 and accepted a new position that requires me to do a lot of running around but still be meeting ready. It’s time to clean out the closet. I want to explore fashion, define my style and learn how to dress my shape.
3. (Finish) Learning Something New. There is a ukulele in the corner of my bedroom collecting dust, an unread book about toy camera photography on the coffee table and several boxes of jewelry making materials in my art room that have sat untouched for the last few years. Last winter I took a sewing class and all I want to do is keep sewing – I want to prove to myself that I can stick to something and get really good at it.
Sure, I still want to lose a few pounds, I’m determined to conquer my schedule (must stop double booking myself!!) and I want to quit drinking diet soda. But, let’s be honest, those are probably things I’ll work on and wrestle with forever. I want 2014 to be the year where I learn to cut myself a little slack and resolve to enjoy life more! I can’t wait to share more with you about the progress I make with my 2014 resolutions here on the blog!
Happy New Year!