We have been focusing each year on one word to represent what our family wants to achieve/do/be. This year, it's simplify. In every respect of my life, I want things to be simplified. To begin this, we're getting rid of things we really don't need/want and are pretending we may end up one day residing in a tiny house that has limited shelving space...and if that ever became our living quarters ( and I am one to spend hours looking at tiny homes) we better have isolated what we really need and want versus a bunch of junk that takes up space or is useless.
Other than simplifying things, I've got some personal goals I have been working out while doing Leonie Dawson's amazing 2014 workbooks ( I cannot rave enough about them!!!). I feel just writing down and analysing my feelings, goals, and dreams I've taken a step in the right direction. Normally I just think about what I would like to accomplish and let it go, perhaps I feel it isn't realistic or I don't want to hold myself responsible for when something needs to be done. That's changed now that I have everything down on paper that I want to achieve this year.
Some of my goals include:
+ Waking up early everyday and going to bed at around 9-10PM most nights
+ Spending less time pinning interesting articles and more time reading what I've pinned
( anyone else do this?? Pin recipes/articles you never get to reading?)
+ Complete yoga teacher training!!
+ Have pro camera skills
I'm currently shooting in manual, which is fantastic and a HUGE step for me. Nonetheless it takes a lot more than that to understand how to play with light and composition, so I still have a long way to go. Bonnie has been an incredible mentor and I look forward to working with her again this year!
+ Master Thai cooking
this will be a fun one...who is coming over for dinner?
+ Have a home management/life binder that is impressive in its organizational scope
(...because right now if I print any organizational thingy it ends up on the floor and the cat throws up on it...)