Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Year, New Aspirations

I like to lay out my goals, in truth it's the only way I ever get things done.  This year, as in the past, I have many ongoing tasks and aspirations that I'll lay out here.

1) Accomplish one large creative project each month.

2) Read 15 books in the year 2013.
I love books and I love to read, but I find myself falling out of the habit.  I have my moments when I tear through three books in the course of a week, but those weeks are few and far between now and they need to be closer together.

3) Accomplish one large house project each month.

4) Earn more money/Save more money.
I know it's crass to talk about finances, but it's reality.  Each month I put away a set amount of money, and for all intents and purposes pretend it no longer exists, but truth be told it's no longer enough.  I need to make more AND spend less.

5) Travel.
Get out, get away, and get around.  Part of the reason I want to make/save more money is simply so I can spend it on travel, oops.

6) Keep a clean and organized work space.

7) Finish the darkroom/studio.

8) Learn constantly.

9) Get to the point where the house is always "guest ready."
I'm an adult, really, and it's time for my house to reflect that.

10) Pick up my camera more often.
As with reading I have fallen out of the habit of carrying a camera wherever I go, and it's a habit I'd like to relearn.  I have been in a slight denial of the demise of film and it's affected how I feel about my cameras, and that feeling simply needs to change.

I will stop myself at ten, they are overarching objectives, and hopefully I can keep up the momentum on all of them throughout the year.


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