Resolutions, resolutions

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? 🙂

2 Comments, Comment or Ping

  1. Great resolutions!

    Congrats on reading 55 books. Nice! That’s more than one a week.

    I love photography, that’s one thing I wish I had spent more time doing as a kid. I’m looking forward to seeing more of your pictures this year. 🙂

    Take care, and I hope you have an awesome year!

    January 5th, 2013

  2. Megan

    Thanks! I’m on a reading binge right now. I’ve been loving reading books on my phone–even though I was resistant to it at first. I am so glad I tried it again. 🙂 The photography resolution excites me as well. I may look for some youtube videos on it as well. I did quite a bit of photography years ago–before digital. I know the same principles apply, but I seem to have forgotten a number of them.

    Thanks for reading! 🙂

    January 25th, 2013

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