2016 Resolutions

Looking back at my post on 2015 got me thinking about things; at how fast 2015 went and how the holidays and Christmas sprung up on me so fast that I didn’t even realize it was already over. And when it hit me, I had 3 days left of the year and suddenly my mind became filled with a euphoric dread. The euphoria being the concept of organizing and putting everything in it’s rightful place…. and man, that just gets my rocks off. My OCD jollies are jiggling all the way with bleach, a scrub brush and the alphabet running through my head to organize all media in the house. The dread being all the photos that I need to organize and categorize on my computer…. woah man, overwhelming. And then that wonderful thought that a new year is a great time to re-evaluate and alter myself to be closer to my ideal, closer to true happiness and just changing things that have become dull and lifeless to me.

In 2016, I want to accomplish a few things:

  • Become more Selfish – Say What?! 
    I had it pointed out to me that I no longer do things for myself but instead focus on things that are relevant to others. I need to step back, re-evaluate relationships and find a few moments for myself. I need to focus on my own health and happiness instead of exhausting myself making others comfortable.
  • Have a solo lunch date once a week.
    It sounds so easy, doesn’t it? I try to have a date once a week with those I love but I often don’t find the time to just sit and relax by myself.
  • Do at least one piece of artwork every two weeks. 
    I’m not talking commissions, I’m talking art pieces that I’m inspired to do from my own heart.
  • Take photos with a real camera
    Yes! I fixed my Olympus Pen! I ordered the new lens and it arrived in mid-December. I want to focus on taking detailed photos for my blog which brings me to this…
  • Blog at least once a week! 
    Which, in theory, should not be difficult. But, as I said, my life seems to take a back-seat to everything and I need to refocus my energy in other directions.
  • Volunteer with a group of my interest
    I know that earlier I said to be more selfish and yet I feel that if I am able to make myself happier, I will have more heart and time to donate and give to others.
  • Set a goal and write it down.
    Setting a goal is easy, conceptualizing and fulfilling it is a bit harder. I think that by keeping a schedule with goals on specific days or weeks will push me to strive harder for that. I am also thinking about doing a vision board. I’ve never done one but I think it would be an interesting and fun concept.
  • Smile, stay calm and focus only on love.

Focusing on my little girls and simple pleasures like walks and tea | Family is everything

Shopping is love | Flowers and champagne glasses

Stopping to enjoy simple plesdures

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