I’m going to choose to ignore the fact that I haven’t blogged since Thanksgiving, and that the title of this post is clearly three months past the traditional January appearance.
I hope you can ignore it too.
Clearly I have not placed ridding myself of procrastination habits at the top of list for the New Year, since the year is already almost a quarter over and I am just now starting to solidify and write down the list that has been bouncing around in my head for the past couple of months. But it’s my list, my blog, and my life and I’m choosing to think a late list and goals are better than none at all. If anything, I’m picking up on resolutions and goals at a time when most of the ones made at New Years have long been abandoned. Right? How’s that for a positive spin?
2010 was a great year.
Personally for me, it was kind of a transitional year. After a solid two years, Stephen and I finally broke out of the ‘slaves to home renovation and our house’ phase and could actually have free weekends that didn’t involve wearing paint clothes and making multiple trips to Home Depot. We could actually enjoy the hard work that we’d done. Also, after four years, I said farewell to a good and steady job and stepped into the unsteady yet freeing world of contract work. The world where, while you have free time, if you’re not working, you’re not making money. I took some awesome trips including a girls weekend jaunt to New York, and a three week roadtrip from Vegas to Vancouver with my husband. I’ve had various thoughts and goals about my photography, some of which haven’t panned out, and some of which have changed (and are still changing). And, just because I guess I felt the need to cram one more thing in at the end of the year, I also started a bit of a completely unrelated side business the last couple of weeks of December selling vinyl records online. (Yes people still buy and listen to vinyl. It’s quite awesome. You should try it.)
2010 brought a lot of change itself, but also completed a lot of things that started in 2009. Therefore I feel that 2011 has the potential to be the year where I’m not in transition, slowly going from one thing to the next, but instead actively and (hopefully) confidently moving ahead. To where? We’ll see.
One thing I do know is I want to make a concerted effort to write and blog more about the things that happen this year.
And again, I’m choosing to ignore the fact that its March and not January. Who says one must have thoughts of focus and determination only in the first month of the year?
Since I don’t have a specific image to go with this post, here’s a generic picture of the ocean and sky I took off the side of a cruise ship last September. Feel free to make your own cheesy motivational poster with it.