I am walking the boys to school this morning.  Wow, did we have an amazing summer.  My whole life has been tracked by the school calendar.  First as a student, then as a teacher, and now as a parent.  Most people set goals at the beginning of the calendar year, but my mind is still geared to self-reflect in September.  The kids get a fresh start, why shouldn’t I?

Last year marked the first year both of my kids were in school full-time.  A year ago I wondered, now what?  I didn’t have any specific goals, just an endless number of possibilities.   I did learn to shoot pictures in manual mode and fell victim to Pinterest.  However, my garage is still a mess, I didn’t read near enough, and my yoga mat is missing.   I was extremely scattered and didn’t have much direction.  Has that ever happened to you?  My year of recovery {I have called it that since Little Man was born} is over.  It is time to set and achieve a few personal goals.

I want to push myself and shoot whimsical, creative pictures.  With a few editing skills, they can look ethereal and dreamy.  The dust on my guitar needs to be blown off and this girl is going to learn to play it!  Having received it when I turned 30, I am determined to play a song on my 4oth birthday.  {This one scares me a bit!}  We are traveling to Italy in the spring and I am eager to remember the langauge.  I was never fluent, but I could hold a conversation in Italian while in college.  It has been a long time.  {Time to buy Rosetta Stone?  What is the best way to learn a language later in life?}

When do you set goals for yourself?  Do you find it harder as you get older?


What would you do?

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2 Responses to “WHAT WOULD YOU DO?”

  1. jennie says:

    Good for you for going public with your goals.. when you put them out there, it makes them so much more real! I have the camera / take real pictures goal, learn to paint with oils goal and yes.. they do get harder as you get older. You go girl

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