Monday, August 16, 2010

4 Simple Goals

So I'm jumping on the bandwagon created by Elsie over at A Beautiful Mess to list 4 simple goals to do before 2011.  Since I've been really slack on doing my monthly goals this summer, I figured it would be a good time to check back in and see what little things I can start doing now to make the rest of the year extra special.

So here we go, my goals:

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1. Journal: I've struggled with keeping a decent journal for years, and honestly I don't think that I'll ever get to the point where I will write in a journal everyday.  I am just too darn lazy.  BUT I have realized that in order for me to keep some memories and special events alive, particularly in regards to Victor and all the things that he is doing (many for the first time ever), I will need to start keeping track somewhere other than this blog. I just can't remember it all for my monthly posts/updates, I need to record things as they happen.  When I did my A Week in the Life project back in June (2 months ago already!), I found the journaling to be hard at first but after a few days I was automatically reaching for it and jotting things down, and I would lay in bed at night and think of things to write in it the next day, so I think that I could easily get into that habit, as long as I didn't require myself to do a 'dear diary' post everyday.  I just need a spot to write down my lists, random thoughts, funny stories and most of all, Victor's life.  It's my job to capture it and I want to do a good job; this is my first step.  (Unfortunately I won't be able to use a cute little art journal or moleskin like some people do, I need something with spirals and a hardcover-practical, ruled paper, decent size, easily accessible. That's just how I roll.)

2. Finish decorating the apartment: We still aren't sure how long we're going to be living here, so there's still a part of me that wonders if I should bother pretty-fying (and spending the money) on decorating, but at the same time, I say that about every place I've ever been in, so I just need to go for it!  So whether it's working on a few little projects for every room or re-doing an entire room (like our bedroom), I just need to do what I can, because I do enjoy the process and also the results (I'm very much someone who is affected by their living space-I need light, colour, texture, space, comfort, etc to be happy.)

3. Finish my photography portfolio: Of course, it can never really be 'finished' because I will be continually expanding on it, but I'd like to have enough shots and sessions under my belt by the end of this year that I can comfortably begin thinking about creating a website in 2011.  There are still some gaps I hope to fill in during the next few months, and tweaks I need to make, and TONS of practice and learning left to do, but it's something I already think about daily so writing it out as a goal doesn't seem like such a huge leap.

4. Cook/Bake/Sew/Homemake: I've been saying this forever, I know, but I want to get into this whole 'stay at home mom' thing more than I have in the last 6 months.  I still don't cook, bake, craft and do as much as I'd like to (I do clean enough, though, thank you!)  I'm so inspired by people I see online but when it comes right down to it, I have a hard time pulling my butt off the couch and into the kitchen or craft room.  I know that the Fall will bring more of the 'housewife' out in me, it always does, but I want to keep this in the back of my mind for the rest of the year: live simply. be a mama. enjoy.

Are you making any goals for the upcoming seasons? I'd love to hear!

Until next time,

1 comment:

Bettyann said...

you will find something that interests you..I loved making different kinds of bread...good luck..