I want to start a new year off on the right foot – but after staring at this screen for about 20 minutes, I’m not sure what that is. I suppose it’s appropriate to talk about my resolutions for 2013, but considering the fact that they never seem to last through the year (nor can I remember them), I have a hard time calling them that.
I do have some goals for myself this year, just like every year. So here goes.
For me, I want to be happy. Just happy. I’m generally a very positive person but there are some things that I do to block my own feeling of happiness. This year I want to spend less time focusing on the “perfect” and more time focusing on enjoying life. I have a very hard time feeling comfortable when my house is messy or when I know I don’t have something planned for dinner, but I could push the boundaries a little more. A pile of dishes in the sink isn’t the worst and take out a couple of nights a week won’t hurt us.
For my family, I want more spontaneity. And play. We are a routine family and that’s what works for us – but I truly believe that routines actually leave us more flexibility to be spontaneous during our “free” time. Instead of concentrating on what a hassle something might be or how difficult it will be to go places pregnant or with a newborn, I want to just do those things and feel good about them. After all, when I look back on these years, I rather remember all the things we did than be too cautious.
For my blog, I want to spend more time capturing the real moments and the real feelings rather than lessons learned. I still plan to have a mix of the two but I want to be able to use this blog to make books for us and Peanut to look back on.
For my photography, I want to take more advantages of capturing real life and real moments. I know that this year I will have to take a break as I enter the third trimester and then tend to a newborn, and I want to use that time to capture more moments with my family and learn more. THen I’ll be back with a refreshed new look.
For work and life alike, I want to spend more time listening (really listening) and less time talking. I think this one might be the hardest one for me.
Do you have any goals for yourself? Do you make New Year’s resolutions?