Hi guys and welcome to 2015 on the grand ol’ blog. (Spoiler alert: It pretty much looks the same.) Time goes by so fast. Too fast, but we all know that by now. I’ve actually stopped counting time in terms of years. I don’t measure success or goals or resolutions by the year. I believe if you want to change something, do something, accomplish something, you can resolve do it ANYTIME of the year (although the start of a new year is a good time for reflections, fresh beginnings and a clean slate).
Since I believe life changes can be made at anytime, I don’t always plan out formal resolutions and goals for myself with the start of each new year. BUT this year I felt in the goal-making kind of mood, so I made myself some goals for 2015.
1. Read more. I used to be a voracious reader, but I sadly did not read one book in 2014. Sure, I had intentions of reading–I have a list of books I want to read that goes about a mile long. But life. Need I say more? For 2015, I was originally going to try to read a book a month, but I have a lot on my plate right now and a book a month is really ambitious for me. So I’m just going to try to read more. I’m reading The Book Thief right now and I’m thinking of reading The Goldfinch after that. I’ll do a more in-depth blog post about reading/my favorite books/books I want to read/etc. soon.
2. Do more fashion photography. I know I’ve said this already, but I’ve gotten away from photographing fashion, which makes me really sad. I’m planning a photo shoot in the spring and I really hope it comes to fruition. Because trust me, this is gonna be a good one. (I’ve had this particular shoot idea stuck in my head for at least 2 years!)
3. Make a year in review video. I’ve seen lots of year in review videos and I want to make my own. I bring my camera with me most places I go, so it won’t be too far of a stretch for me to film some video clips of my travels and adventures throughout the year and then piece it all together at the end of 2015.
4. Watch more foreign and old films. I used to be really into foreign and old films during high school. (I was that nerd who discussed French films with my high school French teacher after class.) I don’t actually watch TV much anymore (now I’m a professional procrastinator on Instagram), BUT I recently watched a foreign film and was reminded of how much passion I have for cinema. Foreign and old films are full of so much meaning and inspire me to no end–not that new movies are no good, they’re just different–I’m excited to reintroduce them into my life.
5. Be gentle on myself. I don’t need to do everything and I don’t need to be the best at everything. (Repeat as many times as needed.)
6. Live more. This is a big one for me. I tend to so easily get caught up in a self-sabotaging spiral of overthinking, over worrying and just stressing out in general–a classic Type A Personality. When I take a step back and look at the big picture, I realize I’m freaking out over something so incredibly insignificant why am I wasting my brain cells? Even when I’m not working, my mind is constantly on. I need to learn to turn off and just do something for the fun of it. Who’s with me here?
Tell me, do you make New Years resolutions and goals? If so, do share!
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