I've been thinking a lot about what I want to work on this year. Just the idea of doing anything on top of what I already do every single day seems like a challenge more of the time, but right now I'm on vacation so I feel like anything is possible.
A few months ago I got my first DSLR camera. I've badgered family members, Moose, and even wild chickens constantly since the moment I pulled it out of the box (and Rob read the manual). I've learned a lot in the short time I've had it, and realized with photography there will always be more for me to practice and learn.
My blog has definitely been on my mind more and more in the past month or two. I keep toting my behemoth of a laptop to work with me hoping to work on the next post, or the new format at lunch, but usually I don't get the chance. On the way home Rob reminds me of all the things waiting to be done when we get home while I have this growing list of to-dos for the blog swirling around in my head. I need to find a balance this year between fun, creative outlet and an all encompassing digital addiction. When I started this adventure a few months ago, I had no idea what I was doing (and I still don't), but I've learned A LOT. I thought having fun pictures and something to say about them was the main part of having a blog. Now I understand there is SO MUCH MORE to it. Sometimes I get so engrossed with finding a new layout and configuring the subscribe button I forget that I really need to work on the next post. I need a rhythm to keep me sane so this year I'll add something new at least three times a month and work out a regular schedule for tea/writing, staring at Rob while he edits, and posting time.
This one is a challenge for most of us. Rob convinced me to join the gym at work a few months ago and I actually started getting excited about lifting heavier and heavier things. Every time he mentions "squat day" though I cringe (Rob says every day is squat day now). This year I want to make working out and doing more outdoor activities a habit. Getting stronger, stretching, and more sunshine will do me some good.
Be a Better Wife
Rob and I marred just four short months ago. While I don't think I'm slacking on the awesome wife front, I believe love is mostly compatibility, passion and intent. I want to practice the intent part. I don't love cooking or cleaning (who does really) but I love Rob and I don't want him to feel like he's going it alone. Early mornings are a challenge for me but I'm going to make an effort to get my butt out of bed early enough to walk Moose with Rob, rain or shine. Sometimes I get so wrapped up in the things I want or need to get done that I forget to ask Rob what he needs help with. I can do the whole "joined" part of married life a little better.
We're moving in a few weeks to an apartment with TONS more closet space. Space is not an excuse anymore. In the next couple months I will purge, pack, sort, label and place EVERYTHING in our home. I want to be free of piles of stuff lying around waiting for Rob and I to go through them. We can do this.
You're much more likely achieve your resolutions if you write them down.... so go ahead, what are your goals for 2015?