I’m a to-do list type person. I’m not saying that I always accomplish what is on my to-do list, but I definitely seem to enjoy jotting items down on tiny scraps of paper, losing those scraps of paper, and then driving myself nuts trying to remember what I wrote down on my old to-do list so that I can re-write it down on my new to-do list. Yes, I’m crazy.
The hubs gave me a tablet for xmas and I have been scribbling furiously the past few days, noting all the things I want to do this year. Most are boring business-focused goals (anyone interested in reading about SEO analysis? Anyone? Anyone?) But the others seemed to fall under a corny tagline that has been floating around in my head as my theme for this year: live better.
So in case I lose my scraps of paper (or somehow delete the files on my notebook), here are just a few things I hope to accomplish in living better this year.
- plan weekly dates with the hubs
- volunteer at an animal shelter
- photograph a starry night
- throw a dinner party in the woods behind our house
- wear lipstick (I’m pretty hopeless in this department. I don’t even brush my hair)
- paint our kitchen
- keep an ongoing sketch/process book
The last goal will most likely take place on this blog, which was a result of last year’s goal to start blogging again. I started blogging back in college (so a really long time ago), then more seriously when I moved to SF as a way of documenting my (mis)adventures in a new city. I burned out, got tired of myself, and my blog and went on hiatus for a long time.
Last year I decided to approach blogging as a way to document our newlywed life — the bigger moments and the quieter ones. It was a way to force myself to do something with my photos other than store them on a backup hard drive, and a way for me to push myself to get in the daily practice of photography, because that’s the only way I really know how to get better at something.
This year, I hope to expand on this blog by creating more sketchbook-like posts, from things that inspire me, to daily photos, to behind-the-scenes photo shoots, to our ongoing home improvement projects, and of course lots and lots and lots of food posts.
Because *some* day I’m going to finally put our cookbook of family recipes together…