The pears above? From a photo shoot I had with some pears I picked up from the Farmer's Market in my hometown over Thanksgiving. They were tasty pears, but I had a lot of fun taking pictures of the pears before I devoured them! It was a great exercise for me as a photographer and creatively.
Speaking of creativity, let's talk resolutions for the New Year! Now, after reading about Rachel's verb, I decided, once again, to pick a verb (or two), instead of picking specific goals to reach. The verb(s) I chose this year were hard to decide on - after last year, I wanted to be sure that I went with a verb or two that I would stick to. And believe me, my verbs? Already on a post-it on my computer monitor so I keep them in mind.
What did I pick? Create and - once again - grow. Why these words specifically? Create means, according to The Free Dictionary, to bring into existence or to cause, and that's what I want to do - I want to create things this year. Make crafts, take more photographs, create a better blog, and really build and create who I am and who I am continuing to become.
Grow I am going after again because I feel like I didn't put enough into my personal and professional growth last year. I don't feel like I pushed myself as hard as I could to grow in my personal life, to grow this blog and in my writing abilities, or to develop further real-world skills. On the agenda this year is to grow the blog, and be creative in topics I choose to write about. I want to grow as a photographer this year, too, and continue to build my portfolio and knowledge base.
While these aren't the only verbs I have committed to this year, they are the most important ones to me. The ones I will sticky-note to my computer, and the ones I will keep in my mind every day as I continue to create, grow, and push myself to be the best person I can be.
What about you? What are your resolutions for 2013?
I am not a personal trainer or a Registered Dietician (RD). My posts are based on personal experience, research, and opinions and are not in any way intended to take the place of the advice of a medical professional.