Every new year, I like to come up with my resolutions here on the blog so they are public for all to see. It gives me a little more motivation to actually complete some of them. So, for 2014 my resolutions are as follows:
Lose Weight (Again) – Two years ago I did really well on some Biggest Loser contests and lost a lot of weight. This past year wasn’t as easy and I gained some back. I miss how I felt when I had fewer pounds on this frame. So I would like to get back under 200 pounds. I definitely think it’s doable, I just need to have the willpower.
Have Fun with Photography – The last couple of years my photography has consisted mainly of gymnastics meets, dance recitals, and food. I want to re-ignite my passion for taking pictures. Now I have a great camera on me with the iPhone 5S or Nokia 1020 pretty much at all times, so there’s no excuse not to take more shots. I also need to break out the DSLR and go take pictures more often. I think I can make it more fun again.
Learn More – I want to take the time to learn more stuff. More software, more about managing folks, more techniques for developing photos. I need to take more time to read, and more time to sit down and simply learn. We have lynda.com at work now, so I think I’ll have an easy time with this resolution.
Keep a Good Work/Life Balance – This upcoming year promises to be my busiest yet. We have a ton going on at work and I’ll really have a lot going on, and a good amount of travel. I want to make sure I still have time to spend with my girls, my wife and my friends. No matter how much work comes at me, family comes first. I’ve seen people lose family this year, and you can never get this time back. My family will know they mean the most to me.
Put Some Reviews Here on the Blog – In my job, I play with a lot of technology. I play with new phones, tablets and computers all the time. I’m also a gadget addict on my own time, so I pick up cool stuff for holidays and such too. Since I actually review this stuff, I want to write up my thoughts and share it here. It will get my post count up for the year too.
I think these are all attainable goals and I’m really looking forward to an exciting 2014. I just need to spend less time in front of a TV and more time enjoying life. I can make it happen. Here’s to a great new year!