Today I was hit by a wave of inspiration after talking to a good friend of mine about traveling and how I hadn’t traveled as much in 2010 as I liked and what I wanted to do with this new year. As per usual I went to tweet my thoughts but when it came time to type them out I couldn’t put into words what I was feeling. People say they are going to do all these things, we make these lists, we call them resolutions, goals, whatever, I’m one of those people. For a long time I was one of the people who would write the list and cross off nothing- they call these people all talk. Only recently have I begun to chip away at my lifelong goals.
I could sit here and tell you about all the things I am going to do with this year that has been gifted to me, about how I’m going to pull a trip to Canada out of my a$$ somehow and later a trip to Mono Lake and Bodie, but really, all I want to do this year is get things done. This year Im going to do everything I want to do. Basically, I’m going to make stuff happen.
Last year I spent the last half setting the wheels in motion for the things I am going to go after this year. This year I wont stop working towards them until I’ve gone a step beyond what I thought I could even do.
To be honest, if at this time next year all I have to say about this year was that I traveled and actually got paid for a print (the buyer NOT being a family member of course), I think I’d call it a good year. I want to get out there. I want to prove to the world and myself that I am good enough to run with the big dogs (or at least the medium sized ones).
Happy New Year! Its hard to believe its already 2011!! I just got used to writing ’10 and now I’m going to have to fight every urge to round that second digit now. Like many people I like to write out resolutions and goals to work towards the year. Sometimes I actually follow through on things and sometimes I evaluate my goals for the year and change them (usually around my birthday in September). I have been making a mental list for quite some time now of what I would like to accomplish professionally in 2011 and for the sake of keeping my own word I’m going to share it with you!
Every year I like to write down my resolutions somewhere and every end of the year I like to see how I did. The closest I’ve ever gotten to accomplishing my new years resolutions was a couple years ago, I got 8 out of 10. Not bad, eh? Well here were 2010’s and lets see how I did…
try/learn something new every day. [I went like 3 days and forgot lol]
enjoy every moment – good or bad
be healthier. spiritually, mentally, & physically. [as always I got lazy but at least I didn’t lose my mind, right?]
get outdoors more.
focus on school & photography more. [even though I couldn’t get all my classes, my mind was there and I started this blog in school’s absence to get me back on track with what I want in life]
do more for the community/causes i care about – volunteer & cancer awareness. [Well I tried, I signed up with ACS and went to a welcoming thing but because of my inconsistent work schedule and trying to do school it just didn’t work out the way I had planned.]
spend more time with family.
visit wifey (my best friend in texas), & travelling more as always. [I didn’t get to make it to Texas but Texas came to me this summer and I got to meet my best friends daughter and I got to visit Vegas for the first time.]
Total crossed off my list: 5.5
Not bad I guess. I consider one crossed off the list a good year. How did you stack up this year? Do anything memorable off your new years resolution list?