Saturday, January 1, 2011

Even in the middle of a cold winter...

... the sun sometimes shines.

Yeah, I know I'm being superstitious, but I believe this is a good sign. 2011 is starting with sunshine and mild weather. Let's hope it stays its course.

This year I want to keep a record of my goals, so that i can go bak to them, remind myself of what I set out to accomplish. There's power in the word. Once it's out there, it's no longer just a thought, it's a plan, a setting into motion of events. So here it goes:

  • I will let go of guilt and hang-ups about things I can't change.
  • I will join yoga to help me relieve the stress and tension I feel in my body.
  • I will be more loving to those I love, and kinder to those I don't.
  • I will give more (attention, time, patience) to those around me.
  • I will listen more and speak less.
  • I will publish an article based on my current research and present in at least one national conference. 
  • I will pay more attention to my subjects when I take pictures, represent them more instead of my own vision (see listen more, speak less)
  • I will work on crafty endeavors for at least half an hour each day.
  • I will continue to work on the blog and help it evolve into what it needs to be.
  • I will give more of my time to volunteering and helping the community.

That's a start. Some are more concrete than others, some are more challenging. But I have them down now. *Blog, help me remain accountable to myself.*

I also hope to connect more with those of you out there, who love to make things, to create, to interpret, to represent what you see, feel, and imagine. Let's be friends in 2011.



  1. What a great list my friend!!!!

    What a blessing you are to me...thank you for your sweet sweet words you left on my blog...your positivity has lifted my spirits...xoxxoxo

    Yes...let the sun shine brightly for 2011...may hope...contentment...peace and pure delight follow you thru this new year.

    Hugs and love always.....xoxoxo

  2. that is an excellent list! Shows a level of sensitivity to others. I wish you all the best in following it so that you have a sense of accomplishment in a few months.

  3. seems like we are focusing on some of the same things this year! (

    beautiful picture & beautiful goals :D

  4. Thank you everyone. 2011 will be a good year, I can feel it.

    @ ash: let's keep each other in line with these goals, shall we? :-)