This year I am vowing to take things a little slower. "slow" doesn't seem to apply usually here unless you want to count trying to get Emily ready for school, that girl just works at her own pace. But this year (among other things) I want to take things a bit at a time.
when i am cooking dinner, i want to be just cooking dinner.
when i am reading bedtime stories, i want to be just reading bedtime stories.
when i make my evening call, i want to already be in bed, to turn off the light.
I've been intent the last couple years on setting so many goals for myself which has been good, but this year my goals for myself are falling into three simple little categories which I'm not going to elaborate on here because they are that self-explanatory and that low-stress. I know without a shadow of a doubt I can accomplish these three things.
live. laugh. love.
There are other things I want to do too. I want to work on my photographs more. I want to write more. I want to spend more time here online, but they are not the essentials. These things are the essentials. So when I go missing here for brief periods of time which I am hoping will not happen but somehow always does, know that I am busy on my list....living, laughing, loving.
I have worked so hard. On myself and on my life. Now I want to reap the benefits of the hard physical and emotional work I've done. I've reached another great goal and another favorite word of mine:
This was the word I chose for my first self-portrait of 2011. This was the word I chose when Shutter Sisters posted their One Word Project for this month, the first of 2011. This is the word I think will finally define me this year and this was the word that made my dream come true landing a photo of my own on the Shutter Sisters site, a goal I'd been harboring for awhile and finally put out on "the list" last fall.
With three of my Mondo Beyondo dreams having found their way to me since September when I posted them, I have found it is best when I just allow them to reside here with me and find their own way to fruition. They seem to do this best when I let go of the controls and do another three words:
be. do. believe.
I will take this year one day at a time. I will work on my photographs, one photo at a time and I will take all these beautiful words that have come into my life and I will write them, one word at a time, documenting this life I've been lucky enough to sculpt out of what I never thought was possible.