*ahem* Sorry about the ear-worm. Anyway…Laura over at My Newest Addiction posted about a photo of the day challenge called #JanuaryBeauty, and the first day is…duh…resolutions. So I started thinking about my own resolutions as a blogger, and as a person for 2015.
I’m not really into resolutions usually, for myself anyway. Why make a resolution only to fail and feel all that Catholic guilt? But there is one thing I do want to work on as a person in 2015: accepting and loving who I am, and what I look like. I’ve struggled over the past few years with my weight – I really do take after my mom (we carry our weight around our tummies). Though I take care of myself, and eat right, I don’t exercise as much as I should. But I need to accept that right now, I look the way I look. And it doesn’t make me ugly or a horrible person or bad mother because I can’t lose that weight as I want to. So 2015 – I will accept what I look like. I will be a positive model to my son and to my daughter. I will not allow myself to tear me down anymore. No more staring in the mirror feeling like sh*t because of my weight. I will appreciate the things about me that I love and remind myself of them when I feel crappy.
Okay, wow, that was heavy. We need a break:
As a blogger, I want to work on my photos – I’d love to take them to the next level. Though I love my little workhouse of a camera (thanks brother!), I’d love to save up and get a better camera (one that takes color-accurate photos of polishes!) and well, I guess, learn how to use it. I like my photos now, and occasionally love them, but I’d love to get even better.
Next on my list is to build another lightbox. I’ve been using the same one for a year now and it’s time for a new DIY lightbox. My poor lightbox has seen better days. I also need new lights to go with said lightbox.
This third resolution you might not care about. But I do. And my husband does. haha! I’d love to make a little money on my blog. Yes, I’d love to get rich from my blog (not gonna happen anytime soon), but a little pocket change would be nice for now. At least enough to support my
addiction habit professional curiosity as a blogger.
Umm, what are we on? Four? Okay, well number four is taking care of the blemishes *cough* warts that I have on my thumb and palm. I really feel like this is holding me back as a blogger – there are certain hand poses I can’t do because then you’ll see the ugly warts. Believe me, I hate them. I’ve tried in the past to get them gone and now I just need to knuckle down and keep at it.
One more before the last one – I’d love to continue working on my makeup looks and sharing them with you, so expect to see me refining that in 2015!
Okay last one – I want to be on someone’s 2015 list, in a good way not in a “gosh I hate her” way. I mean, no, my self worth isn’t tied up in what other bloggers think of me, but it does feel good when people see & recognize you for the work you’ve been doing. So that’s my big goal for 2015 – kick ass at my swatches & nail art, basically! No more half-assery. I will push myself in having awesome swatches and awesome nail art. (So probably no more drafting posts when I’ve been drinking wine?)
Alright folks, if you’ve read all the way to the end, I commend you. I hope I don’t regret this in the morning! haha!
Do you have any resolutions, personally or professionally? I’d love to talk about them with you, so comment below. 🙂