It’s a new year…

…time for a new start.  I love the idea of starting fresh in a new year. Whether you call them resolutions, goals, or my new favourite improvements, they really are just a personal jolt to realign yourself… to try to make yourself a better person. 

On New Year’s Eve I sat down and jotted down a few improvements (C, hope you don’t mind me using your term!) for myself.  I think if I broadcast them across the blogosphere, I may have a better chance at keeping them (like last year right – ha!!)

  1. Pick up the phone. 
    I’m someone who would rather send a quick email when I need to contact a friend rather thank pick up the phone and make a phone call. Just easier I guess.  Especially with kids bed times spread out through the night, it can be hard when to judge the right time to call someone. But not all my friends are online all day long like I am, so I’m going to try to call them much more often and reconnect.
  2. Learn how to use my camera
    Now that I have a DSLR, I need to figure out what aperture, ISO, etc all really mean – and how to set the settings so that my pictures turn out.  So hopefully I can pick up a class or two (mommy time!), and if all else fails, master Photoshop.
  3. Get back in the craft room
    It’s been a while since I’ve crafted or sewed, and I really miss it.  I miss how much relaxing it was, and it gave me a real sense of accomplishment when a project was completed.  So once our basement is finished (by this summer, fingers crossed), I will be creating a craft studio (as Matt is calling it) in our bonus room above the garage.  Can’t wait! 
  4. Smile more
    2010 was a hard year for me.  Back in May, we made a very hard decision, and to be honest, I haven’t dealt with it very well.  I’ve been pretty sad.  I need to remember I have an amazing little boy and a wonderful husband – they are my world! Smile, laugh, give hugs… all that good stuff.
  5. Relax
    Whether it is exercising, crafting, reading, drinking a glass of wine, I need to relax… and get to #4.  I think scheduling more regular massage treatments will also help with this.

Hope 2011 is a great year for each and every one of you! You all deserve it!