Yesterday we greeted a New Year, and many people made resolutions that they hope will make their lives better during the coming year. Of course, many things, such as the economy, are pretty much out of our control, but some things we can at least try to make better.
I don't usually make New Year's Resolutions, mainly because it is just setting myself up to fail. The first thing that happens when I feel I have to do something, even something that is good for me or that I should do, is that I have a perverse desire to not do that thing. Yeah, weird, I know. Still, looking back at the last year and forward to a new one always makes us aware of things we would like to change, do differently, or get rid of. So, instead of making resolutions, I decided to make suggestions to myself! LOL!
First and foremost, I want to spend more time with my camera this year. I really neglected taking pictures this last year. I don't even have a good explanation... I just was not inspired to grab my camera last year. I want to change that. Last year was just a blah year for me all around. I was busy... but I wasn't doing anything creative. I want this year to be different. I am hoping to make 2009 a year of being creative. Along with the above idea of getting excited about photography again, I want to do other things. More time with Photoshop, more time spent crocheting, knitting, working with pastels and chalks. Just overall whatever creative thing strikes me I want to pursue it this year. In addition, I want to continue to make plenty of time to read books, watch movies, and enjoy being with my family. If I can make all these things a little bit more of a priority this year, I think it will be one of the best years ever.
I think one of the best things about the beginning of the year -- heck, the beginning of anything -- is that things look so bright and hopeful and new and ... Shiny! LOL!