|Graphic by: Trisha D.|
To be honest, resolutions are not my favorite things to write. Maybe it was a previous employer which a painfully thorough goal writing process. Either way, here are a few of my resolutions this year.
|Graphic by: Trisha D.|
Get Organized- documents
Yeah I know this is probably the most cliché/overused resolution, but seriously I haven’t filed/organized personal documents in probably 4-6 years, YIKES! They’re all in boxes and quite chaotic. This would help when I need to dig up that policy back from 2007 in a few minutes as opposed to a few hours. Another added benefit- handing over documents to the ex, to breathe a huge sigh of relief. Spoil alert, this resolution actually started this past weekend since we were cleaning the house and I noticed I better get on this before it clutters and overtakes my workspace.
Extra credit: organize all documents on the ‘ol computer. Since moving to Cali and back, being robbed of the laptop back in April, and leaving my employer, all of which have files attached- let’s just say, it’s a whole lot of crazy mess over here. Backing up files would then become ridiculously easy.
Since moving away from the city, I feel as though I’ve used the excuse “I’m running late” to my advantage too often, since it takes seemingly forever to get anywhere from my house. This past weekend, during the benefit, was the last straw. It was the first time putting myself out there as a photographer and the perfectionist mentality took over. I was about an hour and a half late, good thing my boyfriend acted as assistant.
In the past I’ve set my clock ahead 10 minutes. Some adjustments may be to shoot for a half hour early for everything- if the deadline is 1pm, make it a point to have it done by 12:30 instead.
Less Food Waste
Weekly Menu- I guess this could be considered part of organization, knowing the way I like lists, if it is separate, it will at least be attempted. Sadly our household seems to throw away a lot of food whether from expiration, sitting in the back of the fridge, or general laziness (which results in going out to eat).
I’ve read a lot of menu planning in the past, and hopefully we will come-up with something that works for us. Of course there has been some pinning for inspiration.
I would love to grow this little blog to about 300 readers per day by the end of 2013. Some rough ideas to accomplish this are by getting involved in link parties, actively participate in Pinterest Challenges, and genuinely network with the blog community.
Since my intentions for the photography gig is to really be my ‘side job,’ 10 photo shoots would be a dream come true. The Beat the Cancer Benefit brought one shoot this year and one next (for senior pictures- yay!). I’m ridiculously excited.
Finish the blog class. Read all Pinterest posts on Photography. Complete the the 31 days to a better photo challenge- which includes digging up and reading my camera manual. Read, live and breathe this photography site.
What are your resolutions?