I have been reading tons of blogs lately, keeping up with everyone else’s goals, life lists, to- do’s, incredible levels of organization and yet I haven’t really spent time focusing on what it is I want to accomplish in 2012. I was incredibly clear in 2011 when I made my vision board, so clear that many of my hopes and desires and goals came to fruition! But this year, I have been slack. I have been planning and planning for the next phase in our life, but I am realizing that I am putting many of my personal goals to the side… which I hear is what happens when you have a child, your life can easily get put on hold and you might not take the opportunity for self-care.
So here are some goals of mine for March 2012 (I am taking it one month at a time, baby steps so to speak):
1. Take more pictures. When I read blogs I am constantly in awe of the photographs and I realize how much I have diverted to using my iPhone as my main source of picture taking. Nothing wrong with that, but I have an awesome SLR that I love to use, and yet it sits in my art room gathering dust.
2. Following the theme of taking photographs, I want to PRINT more photographs. I have so many photos just sitting on my computer and I want to print them out. Maybe not display all of them, but perhaps do creative/crafty projects such as:
- Project Life, completely inspired by: Elise
- Family picture books: Inspired by Joanna Goddard- such a great way to introduce your bambino to family faces around the globe
3. Do ONE thing at a time and do it WELL. I am a multitasker, which means that I can do everything, but I do it all on the surface and as a result this makes me anxious versus productive. I casually sweep over things, getting items crossed off my to-do list, but I don’t really READ the FINE PRINT, nor do I mindfully think about what it is I am doing at the time. I have slowly started doing this (productively) in my work, delving deeper into projects and I feel refreshed and engaged as a result. (M.-my boss is probably reading this thinking “THANK the LORD”) But, I want to translate this to my home and to my personal life. To be mindful when booking appointments or even doing the day-to-day tasks of grocery shopping and cooking.
So I know those are only three things to tackle for March, but I think that is just enough to get me started. Small steps.