I don’t really do New Year’s Resolutions. If I say, “I’m going to run every day!” I will most certainly fail.
But a goal? I can do a goal. It’s a nuance I’ve learned in the past few years, the difference between a resolution and a goal. A resolution is a grand statement about how things are going to be better from now on; a goal is a concrete thing that I can pursue and, when I’m done, check off my list. I like lists. And I like being done with things.
Last year, I didn’t really have any goals. Koa was a baby and I wasn’t sleeping and mostly my goal was just to make it through 2014 without having a nervous breakdown. (I did it! Yay!)
But things are a bit more calm and steady now, and I’ve got a list of goals for 2015. They’re a mix of business and personal, and I like it that way.
Here they are:
- buy a new camera and lens
- buy a house (That’s right, guys. We’re looking for our first ever house. To own. Like grownups. I can’t.)
- book six weddings
- launch an ebook (You heard me.)
- redesign my blog
- run a 5k
- join the gym or take a weekly Pilates class
- take a photography workshop
- take a family camping trip
- start a blog newsletter
- build a capsule wardrobe (more on this later)
- take a photo of each of the boys once a week
- have a monthly date night
- host a webinar
- book six Storm Sessions
In the past – like, before I had kids – I haven’t been great at follow-through. But setting goals for myself has really helped in recent years, and there’s nothing like the feeling of crossing something off a list. It rivals only taking a box of unwanted stuff to the charity shop on the scale of euphoria.
I’ll be writing about all these things in the coming year, and hopefully it’ll be mostly good news. Want to help me meet some of my goals? Book a Storm Session. Or send your engaged friends to faithdwightphotography.com.
What are your goals for 2015? Hit me in the comments.