It goes without saying that in 2017 I’d like to do a few things more: move, read, travel and bake. I’m not one for setting unrealistic goals, but I do love the feeling that with a new year comes a fresh start. Here are a few concrete items I’m holding myself accountable to achieving in 2017:
- Learn more about my camera. I have a Canon T2i, and like most things, I feel like I only know about 25% of the settings. I would love to up my photography game this year so I can finally feel like I’m making the most of my camera – one of my favorite purchases ever.
- Post more adventures here. I say it every year, but this year I’m not going to let myself make excuse after excuse. In the past whenever I posted, I got such a thrill! Writing and sharing work here is something I really enjoy, and I owe it to myself to devote more time to some of my favorite things.
- Run a half marathon. If you ever told me I’d grow up to be a runner, I’d think you were insane. I ran my first half marathon in 2011 in Chicago, and four years later I ran a full marathon in Chicago. Just thinking about those two events brings me so much pride, and I know I could do it again if only I had a race on the books.
- Be a great co-Maid of honor. With my sister’s wedding coming up this fall, there is lots to plan and get done, and I’m looking forward to all of it! It’s such a relief she’s navigating all the hurdles first. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t looking to learn some tips along the way.
(Photo from Leavenworth, WA. Hoping to see even more sites as beautiful as that one in 2017!)