Ok, it's time for some new resolutions. In 2012, I didn't do so badly. Here's a look at last year's resolutions:
2. Create and keep to a marketing schedule for Quotidian Photography. That's a big one, but it's important. Kind of. But if I'm honest, I didn't do nearly as much as I could have. So this one can't be considered completed.
4. Give y'all a new photographic computer wallpaper every month. I've tried to make myself do this before and failed, but it's a new year, and a new me. It's happening! Well, no. Sorry. :)
5. Really do a self-portrait and post it on the blog every month. I'm so inspired by Gail Werner's. She does an amazing job, but most importantly, she does it. I aspire to be like her. I managed two months out of twelve, so no! And honestly, while I'd like to add this to my resolutions this year, I just don't think it's going to happen.
Three out of 6. That's 50%. On a test, I'd fail. But in life, I think I win. Because what did I get? Stronger relationships with my friends, an amazing once-in-a-lifetime travel experience, and some light exercise plus a good way for me to wake up each day.
So, what's in store for 2013?? (Cue the drumroll . . . .) Sadly, probably no more new continents (although Evan and I would die to go to Antarctica, currently that's #1 on our list)
Well . . .
1. I really want a new website. I've been working on the design, and it's slowly coming together, so hopefully it will be out of the gate by the end of January!
2. I also hate sitting at a computer, so I'm in the process of building a standing desk. They're said to lengthen your life, but what I really need is an energy boost and a break from sitting so much. I can't wait until it's done! I'm also hoping for this one for January.
3. I'd like to partner photographically with a few local businesses whose methods and aims I admire. Think local, sustainable, and beautiful. Anyone know a business that might be interested?
4. Eat only real food. Evan and I have been going in this direction (particularly recently, some of which I am really excited to share with you all), but I'm really looking to avoid processed foods, white sugar and white flour, and I want to eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables all the time. Deliciously prepared, of course.
5. Visit somewhere I haven't been before. Evan and I don't have a trip planned this year (Africa kind of wore us out a bit) but we do want to travel. And tempting as it might be to go back to our familiar haunts, I always want to break new ground as well. So we'll see!
So that's it! Simple, but important. Steps to building a good life. What about you? Did you make resolutions? Do you believe in them? Do you have a good track record of keeping them?