Monday, January 3, 2011

2011: Doing things better...

I'm trying not to do this too hastily. Afterall, the new year is about doing things better, right? Well, there's no need for full out resolution surgeries here, but I know I'm in need of a little life nip and tuck. What better time to don my scalpel than during the start of a new year? Here's a list of some of the things I would like to improve upon during this upcoming year. I'm going to divide it into three sections: personal, work, relationships.

Card design
art by Marie-Chantale Turgeon


  • Be more gentle with myself and give myself more freedom for mistakes. Afterall, life is an exploration.

  • Be more bold.

  • Eat less sugar. I'm usually pretty good at this, but the holiday season really got to me. It's not that I eat that much sugar compared to most Americans, but I can feel it making my brain foggy and it's just not that good for me!
  • Drink more water.
  • Take more time for activities that bring presence and stability into my life.

  • Focus more on one thing at a time. I'm the queen of multi-tasking and it's starting to take a toll on my productivity in a negative way.

  • Become more postive and attract more of what I want in my life.

  • Appreciate everything more!


  • Get more business minded. Take care of all the business aspects that I hate dealing with. Time logs, licensing, accounting, taxes, marketing (although I like this).

  • Make business cards and fliers. Drop them off at local places.

  • Add more products to both my Etsy shops. I have some exciting ideas in mind!

  • Communicate more with other bloggers. I think this one is really important for two reasons. First, it's important that we support each other and I want to let others know how much I appreciate them. Second, I'd love to get my work more publicity and it would be great to be published on a well known blog someday.

  • Be more consistent with my blog posts and more deliberate about producing posts that get people inspired!

  • I'd like to submit some of my work to magazines in the hopes of being published. If anyone has suggestions for this I would love to hear them.

  • Become more involved in fPOE (Female Photographers of Etsy).

  • Talk to more people. Be more outgoing. This is huge for me because I am very shy around new people and I hate starting conversation. It's so hard but I know I need to push myself and create some real and meaningful relationships.

  • Get my work into a gallery, shop, or cafe.
  • Get out from behind the computer and spend more time with friends, face to face.
  • Be more present in my relationships, expecially during conversations. I have wandering-mind-syndrome.

  • Be more focused on helping others. Give more. Love more.

  • Listen better.

  • Communicate better. Make less assumptions. Be more upfront.

  • Send more hand written notes to distant friends.

  • Inject more fun into my relationships.

I may just have to add more as I think of them, but for now these are the big ones. Do you have a list of your resolutions? I'd love to hear them. Feel free to post them in the comments or provide a link to them.

Thanks friends, for all your support!

1 comment:

  1. These are some very good resolutions! I think that your best ones are in regard to the relationships in your life... Those are the resolutions that will matter the MOST in the end. :)