Happy New Year!
I usually have a long list of goals each year, but this year, I don’t have many. I chose 7 things to do this year — my lucky number.
I achieved a lot of things I was happy about in 2013 – improving my health, making better business decisions, minimizing possessions I no longer need, and taking out time every month to do something for myself, which is something that I sorely needed. I know that as time goes by, I will continue to progress in those areas, so I’m not going to add them to my list of resolutions for this year. I’m just going to count on myself to keep up the good work when it comes to those particular things.
As for some of the major things that I didn’t achieve — well, I decided that I’m not going to set myself up for disaster by putting them back on my list, one by one. I know what I need to do to make improvements, and for that, I’ll just take it one day at a time. I don’t want to look back and feel bad about the things I did wrong. I want to look back on 2014 with a smile.
With that, here are my resolutions:
1. Continue on my path with healthy eating and exercise to achieve my first major goal weight — wedding weight.
2. Take a family portrait in front of our house, in the driveway, with our dachshund, Maya in the picture.
3. Design and print the next in our series of family yearbooks. I still have to do 2011, 2012, and 2013, plus books for our vacations to the Southwest, San Francisco, Alaska, and Vermont/the Northeast.
4. Read 50 books this year.
5. Be better.
6. Do something creative other than photography that makes me happy.
7. Have an adventure!