1. Say YES more often. YES to more spontaneous play dates with my kids. YES to lazy days in our pajamas. YES to stomping in rain puddles. I often find myself too busy to just stop and enjoy the moment with my children. I need to be more intentional about living in the moment and enjoying these moments with my children while they’re still young.
2. Say NO more often. I know this sounds like it contradicts my first resolution, but I promise, it makes sense. Sometime I spread myself too thin and over-commit. Then I don’t have the time to enjoy stolen moments with my kids. So this year I am prioritizing the things that are the most important to me and scheduling time for those. The things that aren’t at the top of my list may not get my time this year.
3. Document the everyday with my family. As a professional photographer, I often get caught up in finding the right light or the right location to take photos. Sometimes the lighting isn’t perfect or my house is messy, but I need to pick up my camera and photograph my kids doing things that they enjoy. I know that when they get older, I will want those photos to look back on.
4. Attend a photography workshop. I’ve already taken the first step in achieving this goal and have paid a deposit to attend the Advance workshop this March. I am so excited!! Stay tuned for a post devoted entirely to my experience there.
What are your resolutions for this year?