HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I LOVE having a brand new year with no mistakes in it yet… a big fat new chance to try and be better and chase your dreams. I’m enthusiastic to move forward on 2016’s plans and adventures. Every day I feel like I could do better and be better and so I thought up some things that I’d particularly like to work on this year.
Because I don’t like calling them resolutions. Resolutions carry with them a lot of pressure to be perfect and a self imposed feeling of failure when/ if we slip up. A goal is something that is aimed for… so long as I’m trying my best there is nothing to fail at. Right?
This year I want to work on my photography business. I want to be a photographer and I want to capture lovely moments. I have all the gear I need to get started, now I just need the guts and with Nate in nursery school every day, I have no excuse but to get to grips with my gear and get my portfolio in order. Plus, one of my amazing best friends double dared me to work towards this dream this year. I don’t bail on a double dare.
I want to say yes more often! This goal features in my list every single year because it’s important!! Too often I find myself telling the boys that I’ll be there “in a minute” or that “I’m busy” and “we will do it later” when really, the matter at hand is rarely urgent. Who knows what opportunities to connect with my amazing boys I am missing by being ‘busy’! So I’m consciously going to say yes.
I want to spend more time nurturing my best friendships and spend less time worrying about friendships that are broken (that I’ve tried to mend) and friendships that are one-sided. This year, one-sided friendships have hurt my heart… I’ve spent too much time worrying about things that aren’t my fault. Time that could have been spent appreciating those that I’m lucky enough to love on and call my besties.
Roller derby, I hope, will feature big this year. I wanna rock roller derby and I’m going to give it my all, because I’ve already learned so much! Never before have I loved a sport and here I find myself doing something that, one day, I might actually be really good at! Roller derby in 2015 brought me amazing new friends and so so much fun and I hope 2016 will be as awesome.
Other goals that need no explanation are to save money, blog consistently (because I sucked at blogging in 2015), become a morning person, drink water, cook more, be more patient and take positive steps in becoming the person I want to be.
2016, I’m ready!