Ash in the snow

I’ve been thinking about the goals I wanted to set for myself for this coming year, and it’s really easy to get bogged down in the little stuff. My love of to-do lists (and dependence on and adoration for Evernote) makes it easy to have a hundred million items on the lists of things I want to do, and having so many possibilities all right in front of me tends to make me want to just curl up on the couch under a blanket, not actually pursuing any of them. So here are the big things I’m going to try for in 2013.

* knit up existing stash yarns
* refresh our home
* practice photography (this includes learning more about DSLR manual modes)
* find the right job
* blog regularly

Most of these will result in many more small successes which I can celebrate along the way, but I feel like I will be able to manage working toward these big goals without putting a ton of pressure on myself.

I started out the new year on the right foot with a little DSLR practice. I was still on automatic mode, but I played around with shooting outside in the super-sunny snowiness, and I felt that I got a good result. I’m doing a 52weeks project this year, and it felt good to get the first photo taken (following the monthly theme) on the first possible day. I’ll be posting about the 52weeks experience over at AnneArchy, so feel free to keep your RSS eye over there, too.

So here’s to a fresh new year with fresh possibilities!


5 thoughts on “GOALs

  1. Anne, I love your goals! I’m excited for you that you’re doing a 52weeks project (photojojo yesterday had a list of various photo projects to do for the year and that was one of them.) I love the photo you’ve posted here today. and how did I not know about the AnneArchy blog??
    Best wishes for a happy new year!

    • Thanks, Sarah! I’ve been so impressed with your 365s – I’m still a bit daunted by that concept, but I thought 52 weeks seemed more doable for me. šŸ™‚ The AnneArchy blog is really only just getting started now, so don’t feel bad! I’ve been meaning to really get it going for awhile but am now hoping that the 52 weeks project will keep it going. šŸ™‚

  2. What sort of jobs are you on the lookout for? I’ll certainly keep my eyes open.

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