Okay, so by now I’m sure most people have either forgotten about or failed several of their resolutions – I mean, who even mentions those lists after mid-January anyway? But this year I am determined dammit! So, I thought I would check in and honestly evaluate. Let’s go through the list, shall we?
Resolution 1: The Obligatory Eat Better and Exercise More Resolution. Okay, well you see, the thing is, I just………Ugh! I was doing pretty great until my two week long travel (technically, it was only 10 days, but prepping to leave and coming back totally throw off the schedule too! It’s true!) so I’m headed to the grocery today to stock up on healthy food and I’ve already made my meal plan this week so I can finally cook again. I really don’t love the eating-out-for-every-meal aspect of travel, but hey. It is what it is.
Resolution 2: Make a Life List. Hey! Nice job, self. I did this one. I made a life list for this year, not a big bucket list because those intimidate me. Now I just have to get through the list, which after already failing at #1, might be harder than I thought. But try I will.
Resolution 3: Photograph More. Okay so when I went to Alt, I took a Photo 101 refresher course by Wendy and Tyler from The Blue Lily. They are seriously so awesome. Even though I majored in photography, my program only taught film and darkroom so I felt like I should take a digital 101 class and I am so glad I did! My mind was blown. Since I already had a basic understanding, with just lots of holes to fill in, this was exactly what I needed to help me with what I’ve been struggling with and give me confidence to start shooting again. And Wendy and Tyler are amazing teachers – they know exactly how to break down the basics for real understanding and they don’t get snippy when you ask silly questions. They travel the world to do workshops and shoot portraits so please go check them out if this is something that might interest you too. Chances are the will be coming to your city at some point.
Resolution 4: Less Coffee, More Tea. Not even going to lie, I haven’t even been trying to cut my coffee habit. Until today that is! I went cold turkey this morning, so I’m back on.
Resolution 5: Less Internet, More Books. Well, it’s been a struggle because letting yourself fall down the rabbit hole that is the internet is so magical and wonderful, but I’ve been trying. Parker got me a book for Christmas that I’ve really gotten in to and almost finished. It’s a series though so I don’t even have to think about what to read next. If you liked the Hunger Games series, give it a shot. (Hey, I didn’t say I was going to read more worldly, sophisticated books! Lay off me.)
Resolution 6: “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” Well, well, well. Here I am following this resolution to a T. Good job, self. I think this year I’m going to stop being so hard on myself and just try again if I fail. Life is so much easier to live that way. And I have found that if you love life, life will love you right back. So here’s to falling down and getting back up again in 2013!
What about you? How are your new year’s resolutions coming? Have you fallen off the wagon, and if so, are you trying to get back on?