Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Ringing in the New Year

Happy 2014! 

I found this on Pinterest the other day and thought it was a great alternative to the traditional New Year's Resolutions. I thought 9 was too many, so I just picked my favorite 4 to work towards this year. 

A new skill I'd like to learn: Photoshop. I should have learned this in my photojournalism class sophomore year, but for some reason my teacher decided to leave it out and we focused on shooting pictures from camera phones. It made sense because none of us were pursuing photojournalism for a career, but it left me not knowing an important skill.

A place I'd like to visit: Texas. Confession: the only place I've ever been in Texas is the Dallas airport twice for short layovers. I've always wanted to visit the Alamo, but I'd be open to visiting another city. I'd love to visit Europe, but I just don't see such an expensive trip happening in 2014. I feel like the Lone Star State is an achievable goal. Also as a bonus a new food I'd like to try would be authentic Tex-Mex.

A book I'd like to read: Lean In. This has been on my to-read list for awhile. Hopefully my library will get a copy sometime this year so I can finally check it off, without having to spend money on it.

I'm going to do better at: being thankful for the little things. This is probably the most important thing I want to do this year. I feel like I'm really good at being thankful for the big, obvious stuff, but lately I've noticed the small stuff mostly goes unnoticed.

I also want to work more on really making this blog something I'm proud to show people. Working full time, with a schedule that changes every other day has really made writing posts more difficult than I could have imagined, but I'm committed to make it more of a priority in my life. The past week alone I feel like I've made some great additions (Signature, About Me side bar, and a Twitter!) that I'll hopefully continue to build upon!


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I think of every blog post as a conversation. I hope you'll join in and leave a comment so I'm not just talking to myself.