I am not sure if using the word resolute in that sense really works… but what I mean is New Year’s Resolutions – yes or no?
I do. I’ve talked about my resolutions in the past here. Somehow putting them online makes me have to stick to them a bit more.
This year, I want to invest in me. Yes, I want to spend time with my kids and family but I also want to focus on personal development and just taking better care of myself.
Eat my fruit and vegetables. My kids get tons of fruit and vegetables. I often watch them eat a pear, apple or roasted carrots while I munch on… chocolate. Guys, dead serious on this.
Exercise. I have no idea how and when this will happen. We have an exercise bike in the basement that my husband uses but it does not appeal to me at all. I used to run a lot but running in the bitter cold and darkness? I’m not sure I’m that motivated. TBD
Skills. I need to focus on improving areas where I am currently feeling a bit frustrated or stagnant. Right now the biggie for me is photo editing and getting the right feel to my photos. I think this is just a lot of looking at photos to see what I like and taking photos to see what works for me.
Me. I need to start investing a little bit more in myself. I need to go for a bra fitting and stop wearing an old sports bra on rotation. I used to like getting dressed and putting together outfits – it made me feel more confident. I didn’t dread seeing people I know on the street. I’m not going to say I need to start dressing up or wearing tons of makeup – I say each to their own on that front – but hiding when I see people is probably not great. Paying a little more attention to what I put on, not ALWAYS throwing my hair in a ponytail. I think these are good things. Also… I need to switch out the 3-4 makeup products I use for new ones that aren’t expired. (yes – yuck)
Photography. I’ve decided that I’d like to do lifestyle photography (families & newborns) professionally. This means more photos and better photos of my kids and others as I grow and learn. It means reaching out to the community, accepting critiques and growing as a photographer. I’m verrrry excited. (And a big thanks to my amazing husband for the camera upgrade!!)
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What about you guys? Do you do resolutions or do you think they are a waste of time?
And Happy New Year’s Guys!! To a fantastic 2016 and great things for everyone!