Well, it’s a few days into the new year and I have yet to set resolutions for myself. For some sick, twisted reason I very much enjoy making resolutions. I guess I have a harder time following
through with them.
I wonder if part of my problem keeping resolutions is how I word them and that they are too vague. Also, would I be more successful if I made monthly versus yearly goals? I may experiment this year and try a little of both.
Last year, the one resolution I kept was my goal to read 50 books. I read 55. I’m going to be honest: reading ebooks on my phone helped boost this number. So did all the late night feedings for my baby. Since I’m a huge fan of reading, I’m going to roll this goal over for this year as well. I love that goodreads has a widget on their home page that keeps track of my progress.
I’ve also been collecting cookbooks over the past ten years or so. I have bunches of them. However, I seem to only cook the same meals over and over. So I’d like to start trying new recipes. Just one each week. I’ll report back and let you know the winners and losers.
There are two major things my blog is lacking. One, I need to update it more often. That’s a given. And two, I need to use more images. I love to read blogs with photos, so I’m working on incorporating pictures into my blog this year. I’m sure this will be learning process, so bear with me as I rediscover photography.
I think the most exciting aspect of creating resolutions is looking at all of the wonderful potential the upcoming year may have in store for me. While creating goals can and should happen any time, the beginning of January always seems like a blank canvas awaiting the brush of an artist.
Here is what I hope 2013 holds for me:
*Read 50 books this year (not counting my daughter’s Baby Touch and Feel Tractor book).
*Try one new recipe each week and share it with my lovely readers.
*Relearn photography and how to effectively use my slr camera. I’ll do this by not only reading about it, but taking more pictures with the camera instead of the phone. Also, at least one post per week will include images.
*Run a 5k in the summer. I’ll look up a race I would like to participate in and report back. Keep in mind that my running time is probably as fast as an athlete’s walking time.
Well, those are a few of my resolutions for this year. What are yours?