I'm usually wary of making any type of promises to myself. But something felt different about this year, so I thought why not? I started making a list that looked like a bucket list and realized none of that is going to happen, so I limited myself to 5 realistic goals. Here we go:
01: TAKE MORE PHOTOS. I'm married to a photographer and I'm a blogger and yet we just don't take photos outside of work. In fact, we just got back from a three day vacation where we didn't snap one real photo. That changes this year. More photos, more sharing. Keep me accountable, k?
02: REST. I learned the importance of this four letter word last year while healing and recovering. People, you've got to rest. Or you will be a monster and no one will like you. Also, it's good for your mind, body and soul. Plus, naps and going to bed early and watching brain-melt TV every once in a while is fun and good for your soul.
03: BE HEALTHY. I had a much longer resolution that involved way more words and things like 'paleo' and 'run your ass off' but this seemed daunting and let's be honest, I don't do daunting. Instead I'm going to try a different approach to myself this year and just challenge myself to be healthy. No end game here, just try to make healthy choices every day.
04: FINISH WHAT YOU START: I'm quite notorious around my parts for starting something or throwing out an idea and then not following it through. It could be fear of the unknown or just maybe it's unknown, but I'd really like to finish the projects that I have on my mind for this year. I'd also like to finish a freaking book for once.
05: BE FREE. This year I want to be myself, free from anything that doesn't let me be who I am. I want to free myself from comparison, fear, or anything else that holds me back. It's a big goal, but I think 2014 is a big year.
So friends, what are yours?