Monday, December 31, 2012
Reflections and a New Fresh Start
And, as I've written in years past, I don't like resolutions. I know, I know, they are practically the same things as goals, but goals are something you work towards and are allowed to flub up a bit along the way. Resolutions are words you say to express a firm decision to do or not do something, and once you don't hold firm, you throw it out the window--at least I do at any rate.
So, after quite a bit of time spent sitting and reflecting, here are my goals for 2013:
1. I want to be in more photos. No more hiding from the camera or behind the camera. I need to be in photos with my family. We ARE a family, all four of us and I want to have evidence I was there with them. It's utterly ridiculous (and I fear, rather selfish) of me to refuse to be photographed because of my vanity and unease with my current physical appearance. There were very few photos of me with Hannah, and it's looking that way with the other two girls. NO more. I WILL be in photos.
3. I would love to be brave and run a 5K this year. I'll start running again and see what I can do. If the Color Run comes to Richmond this year, I'm in. That's all there is to it. I need a goal and motivation, and there it is. I ran track in high school and thoroughly enjoyed it. I may not love how I feel in the midst of it, but wow, that rush when I'm finished is phenomenal. :o)
4. I crave even more organization in my life and am working towards it. To that in, I've been coveting this life planner for a couple of years. The site can be a bit overwhelming, but I'll be darned if I've not spent hours poring over it the past two weeks, slavering over that darn planner (and other things as well, I'll be honest...). The problem with planners is, they seem wonderful and amazing, but also are quite expensive. And, if you don't use it...yeah...therein lies the rub.
5. Cards. I MUST get back in that offudio and use my materials. I feel so at peace and wonderful when my creative juices are flowing, so why not do this more? I MUST make time for myself to get in there. And then, I'm going to SEND them. I started off fairly well last year, but then wound up slacking off. I adore getting mail that isn't bills, and it stands to reason other folks do as well. Why not just take the time to write a note and get it in the mail?
I've got a couple more goals that are a bit more personal that I just don't want to put out here for the world to read, but will share them with my sweetie so I can be held accountable.
Speaking of sweeties, my big girl sweetie and ready to play with me so I'm off. I wish you all a fun evening with your families, and a very Happy New Year!
P.S. If you're someone I typically text with with some frequency (I'm looking at you, Jori, Amy), I miss you guys. However, I've somehow managed to misplace my phone...Ulp. I'm going to be doing a big search of the van later this evening...Wish me luck.