Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year and hello again

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had fun welcoming 2013. We kept it pretty low key around here, what with a baby and kids and being old and all. We rang in the new year with movies, bubbly, and ice cream sundaes.

I didn't mean to go on such a long hiatus, and I apologize. With the craziness of Christmas, computer troubles, and then a lovely sinus infection that affected three of the five of us, I didn't feel much like blogging. But we are on the mend, are solving problems, and making resolutions, so the new year is quickly filling up with to-dos. Yea productivity! Want to know what's in store for us in 2013? Sure you do. Why wouldn't you want to know a long list of to-dos from one random family in a world of billions. Yea delirium!
[I might be a bit sleep deprived]

#1 Create. Audrie and I are embarking on a year long project to create something everyday with prompt from this book. She will be blogging our progress.
#2 Improve. I'm brushing up on my illustration, honing my skills, and improving my portfolio in the hopes of getting some illustration jobs this year and possibly even an agent.
#3 Organize. [I say this every year] It's a pretty broad statement, but mainly I want to organize my time. If I get the hang of making better use of my time, things will start falling into place in terms of school, family, work, blogging, life.
#4 Sleep. Maybe this should be #1. I'm a pretty grumpy grump when I haven't had my zzz's.
#5 Simplify. I want to remove all the excess, time-sucking, clutter so I will be able to...
#6 Focus. I have a clear goal of what I want to accomplish with work, which will dictate what I can or cannot take on.
#7 Be Present. In the age of distraction, it's so easy to get caught up in the documentation of living rather than the living itself. Don't get me wrong, I love having an easy way to journal my life, and I love being able to share our life with friends and family who we don't get to see on a regular basis. But when I'm with my family, I want to be with my family. I want to listen, play, snuggle, read, watch, grow, and remember. Our time on this earth is short, and our time with our children is precious. I don't want to miss it.

So that's it. It's the short, broad list, sans all the micro goals, and subsets. You should see the web diagram for my 2013 year. It'll make you cross-eyed.

Hope the new year brings new adventures for you! 

nessa dee


Anonymous said...

Missed you, but your comment about not getting caught up documenting life rather than living it is very true. I could say that about my writing. : )
Love you much,

Isabel said...

Happy New Year!!!Love the list:O)