I'm not really one of those who makes "New Year's Resolutions" because often times I feel that I set myself up for failure with those. I have made some goals for 2011.
First of all, I want to try and eat healthier. Notice I didn't say "loose weight" although that is certainly what I would like for the consequence of watching what I eat to become but I'm hesitant to make "loosing weight" a goal because I feel like I'm setting myself up for failure. (I'm 34 - I know what works with me by now!) But I do want to start eating healthier, exercising, and ultimately shed some pounds. In conjunction with that, I want to try one new recipe every other week. And I plan on sharing those recipes that are keepers with you hear on the blog. I also have a healthy eating "buddy" who is also wanting to make some lifestyle changes regarding her eating habits so we are hoping we can encourage one another.
Secondly, I want to organize my studio/office. In all honesty, it's not that bad. But it could be better. The office/studio houses all my photography equipment, office stuff, craft supplies, and things for BirthMom Buds. That's a lot to go in one little room but it can be done. The closet in the studio is crappy. It has no shelves. J bought the wood to make the shelves yesterday and I painted them today so I am already well on my way to organization in the studio,
Thirdly, I want to see one of the manuscripts I've written or co-written come to complete fruition and be published in book format. Getting there will require some work on my part, but I have a weekly plan for that.
Fourth, I want to recognize and acknowledge the little things in life. I was totally inspired by this post about a simple glass of ice water. Too often I get caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life and this year I want to stop and take the time to recognize the little blessings that we often take for granted.
Lastly, I want to write more and grow my photography business more. I already have a couple of things in the works photography wise for spring. And just in the past few days, I've been writing more so now I just need to keep that up.
It feels good to start the new year off with some goals and plans for following them through. Do you have any goals for 2011?