Can you believe it is 2010 already? It feels like not too long ago I was in grade 7, in my parents basement watching "The Perfect Storm" while waiting for the big 2000 to come. So much has happened in the past decade and I can't wait for what is to come in 2010.
The past week and a half ish I have been doing a lot of reflection. Which is such a good thing but it can be problematic. After ideas, ideas, more ideas and maybe one day of negativity I think I have some solid goals/ideas for this next year.
During all of this reflection I have really focused on who I am, what I like, what I don't like, what makes me motivated and what keeps me motivated. It's kind of too much information to put in one post but I do want to talk about motivation. I have always been the type of person to be on the go... CONSTANTLY. At one point in my life I was in university, playing competitive soccer and working 20+ hours a week. I thrive off of a go-go-go lifestyle. University always had assignments and projects that needed to be done at a certain time. I always had to be at work early and make it to every soccer practice. How is this relevant for 2010? Stay with me here... I am inspired and motivated by pretty much everything. Color, weather, flowers, people, architecture, art.. you get the idea. I always come up with new projects or goals I want to accomplish. So the inspiration part isn't what is holding me down. It's the follow through. For example this blog. I don't know how many times I have said in a post "I want to blog more". I really do, it just doesn't end up getting done. I really want this to change this year.
Everyone makes New Years resolutions on Jan. 1st. I decided to be different this year and take some time at the beginning of the year to really think about what I want to accomplish. There are some things I don't really think I can measure like stay committed and follow through with everything important. But here are the goals that I can measure:
1. Blog 4 times a week. I know. This is an old one.
2. Book at least 1 portrait session a month.
3. Turn spare bedroom into an office (not 100% sure on this yet but I'll post it anyway).
4. Photograph 5 weddings this year.
5. Launch a new website, blog and get new business cards.
To start off the first post of 2010 right, here is a sneak peak as to what is to come next.