I usually do not subscribe to the New Year’s Resolutions. Like most people, I find that when I make the common resolutions (eat less, exercise more, lose weight, blah, blah blah), I usually fail by the second week in January. So, instead, I make goals for myself. Here are some of my goals for 2012.
1. Take more pictures. Last year, I found that I really didn’t take any pictures to speak of. Whenever I would dust of my camera, I was amazed at how calming photography could be. The fun for me is to take the perfect picture and not change it with software. That is cheating to me. So, I would like to practice my photography and this is the perfect outlet to show my successes and failures. Of course, Harley will be a common theme, but I would also like to venture out into more uncharted territory. Who knows, I might find myself with a new camera by the end of the year.
2. Find enjoyment in the little things. Sometimes I forget to stop and “smell the roses” so to speak. I get a little too serious about things and become obsessed. This can lead to a one track mindset. So, I hope to find little things each day to help pace myself and slow me down.
3. Practice my green thumb. Last year was the first year that I had a garden. I grew tomatoes and peppers. I made tons of salsa and learned how to can. This year, I hope to expand my garden to include many other veggies and fruits as well. Of course, I will be canning it all and sharing my successes. Wish me luck.
4. Work goals. I would like to become more knowledgeable at work. I graduated almost 2 years ago and found a great job as a Nurse Practitioner. I still feel lost at times but mostly I have learned that there is always something to learn. I have come a long way and mostly feel comfortable with anything. I hope to continue learning and never become stagnant in my profession.
Well, that is it for now. I will leave you with a picture of a day at the park with Harley considering if he wants to take a swim or not. Keep in mind that I had expressely forbade him to jump in the water that day, as I had somewhere to be shortly after. He was considering his options and finally made the correct decision, although it was difficult for him.