And…here I am for the 4th year in a row sitting down to write out my resolutions. This year, things seem clearer. I feel like I have a better grip on what needs to be done and how I need to change than I did in the past.
Adulthood. It really puts things into perspective – that’s for sure.
That being said, I am just going to jump right in!
Take Time For Me
So many times in the last few years I have struggled at this. It is hard to run a business, work part time, have a little person to look after, spend time with your husband, see your family, take care of your house, AND have time for yourself. Of course, the things that tend to fall off the list of “to dos” are me time and time with your spouse. BUT, that doesn’t mean they are unimportant things. In fact, these might be two of the MOST important things, but they are things we know can “wait”. If I continue waiting for things to calm down before I can spend time doing things for myself or spend time with my husband…I am going to be waiting forever. Reality at it’s best right there. Soooo instead of waiting, I plan to make a more valiant effort to do these things.
Put Health Before Work
Another thing that’s easy to get caught up in throughout the year – poor health choices. Not so much eating habits…but sleeping habits. I think when I was younger it was probably totally fine to get only 5 hours of sleep, but it’s not working out for me much as an adult. It’s hard to wake up in the morning, it’s hard to work out when I have no sleep, and I find myself constantly feeling under the weather which….could quite possibly be due to the fact that I don’t get enough sleep. SO, this year I am really going to try to be less of a night owl and more of a morning person and less of a work-a-holic. It’s hard to go to bed early after only an hour to myself at night which is usually consumed by work…but if I could better schedule my time then this could work out to my benefit.
Cut The Fat
Sometimes it’s OK to realize you are not able to do everything. I have been trying to do everything for years. Thankfully, I have a husband who steps up and helps me out with cleaning and housework because he knows better than I do, apparently, that I can not do everything. I think I have finally exhausted myself into realizing that it is OK to cut out unnecessary things that are more of a stressor than anything else. Sure, I would love to be able to do these things, but if I can’t design invites for Augie’s birthday and I send out an Evite instead….does it really matter in the grand scheme of things? No. It doesn’t. All that matters is that I am there, not what we do or how it’s done. I guess I would rather be the happy mom with the lame party and lame invites then the stressed out and angry mom who has a great theme party. Maybe some day when I am rich and famous and can hire an assistant to do these things for me we can go back to it. Haha.
Continue With The Self Timer Family Selfie Project
I started taking family photos of us on self timer doing whatever we normally do this past year. I would really like to attempt to take one of these each week this year. 52 SELFIES! WE CAN DO IT!
Be The Best At What I Do
Final new year goal – be the best at what I do. This year, my goal is to grow. There are always new techniques and tricks to learn and I’m going to do my best to learn them all! 😉 Really though…I hope to grow and change and have the best photos I can by the end of this year. I am proud of how much I have grown in the past 4 years and I am looking forward to the future of my work :). It’s bound to be even better!