4 Simple Goals

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Inspired by a blog I adore reading here are my 4 Simple Goals for 2013.

ONE - Read my camera manual. The simplest of all right?! I know the only way I will become a better photographer is to fully understand my camera! It's too easy to think I can learn just by practising alone. You can of course, but nothing beats understanding how your camera can help you along the way!

simple goals

simple goals

TWO - Document memories for Ollie. When Sammy was born I lovingly and religiously filled in not one, not two but three baby journals and a Mother and Toddler Journal my husband bought me when I went back to work! Ridiculous as it sounds I adored them all and they all looked at his little milestones in a different way. Poor Ollie, the second son, has the same three journals stacked in the top of his wardrobe with almost nothing written inside! My Mum kept three padded baby record books when we were born and a little less was filled in each time! But I love looking through them. We do so much, I just need to write it down!

simple goals

simple goals

THREE - Print more! I love instant camera photos because you get to display them straight away! My husband scans them in his Doxie so we have them forever but I need to take advantage of all the 50 prints for so much emails I get from the likes of Photobox. I have a confession I still l have over 1000 photos I printed from when Ollie was a baby that are in a tin rather than an album!

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simple goals

FOUR - Less screen time. Have you thought about your eye to screen time? I use my iPhone as my alarm clock (although the boys are always awake before any alarm) and then it is so tempting to have a quick check on Twitter or Facebook. Over Christmas I had a little break from blogging which gave me some precious time away from the laptop. I feel refreshed and bursting with ideas. Sometimes a break is what you need to re focus. Plus you have to be brave to take a break. People won't stop reading just because you need a time out for a few days!

simple goals

simple goals

Last January we went for a drink in our local pub and wrote this list. Some won't roll onto this years list like adding to our kitchen but others like updating the big frames up the stairs, I am determined to tick off in January! We also have lots of breaks with our friends and family but I would love a little holiday just the four of us before Sammy starts school in September! Yikes!

simple goals

simple goals

And when it comes to a reward to reaching my goals - well they are rewards in themselves. I'll have beautiful journals to pass down to Ollie, albums of photos to pour over on wet Sundays and more quality time with my darlings which I will be better able to capture on the camera!

Have you set any goals for next year? If you have good luck!

ps. I was too embarrassed by one of my goals to blog it so boldly but I have never baked a cake. Not even a fairy cake. Shocking!  I will bake and ice a beauty in 2013!