Despite its auspicious beginnings (three sick kids -- four if you count the Husband -- and less than 2 hours of sleep last night for me), I have an inkling that this year is going to be even better. After years of shunning the tradition, I'm making resolutions, or at least daring to dream. Here's what's on my list:
(1) Lose the baby weight. Fer real. I know everyone makes this resolution, but what makes me different than everyone else is that I mean it. No, I really mean it.
(2) Become indispensable at work. I like my job, and I am lucky to have it. Not many people can do what I'm going to do today, and that is tell my boss that I'm going to nap on the couch in his office. I am happiest when I feel like I've earned that right, so I resolve to spend less time coasting, and more time giving it 100%. That will allow me to shut off my computer and not think about my day job anymore when quitting time comes.
(3) Dream big. I did it - I signed up for Mondo Beyondo. After hearing the rave reviews, I'm open to and excited about learning how to live this life to the fullest. I'll review the class when I'm done.
(4) More, more, more photography stuff! I've told you that I'm obsessed. The truth is that I've just rekindled a passion I've had for a very long time, ever since I was a photographer at a portrait studio in high school. I was one class shy of a photography minor in college, but didn't want to force my art to fit random assignment deadlines (read: I was lazy). I thought this knowledge didn't transfer to the digital media, but the truth is that I hadn't taken the time to see if it did. So I resolve to learn more (I'm taking another class this month), practice more, and ultimately take a page from the oh-so-inspiring-and-talented Laura Case, and start a business so I can take gorgeous portraits that people will cherish forever. Until I get to that point, I've already started setting up lots of free photo shoots so I can work on my technique and develop my own style. I forced sister-in-law Sarah and my nieces into being the subjects of my first photo shoot over the weekend. I think they turned out pretty well, and it definitely helped me get a feel for what I need to work on and what I want my style to be. I want it to be
This is going to be a good year!! I have the same wishes for you as I do for my family: I wish you good health, wealth, happiness, and that you don't get caught doing anything illegal.
Happy New Year!