January 8, 2010

New Years Resolution?

Well, I had thought about making a resolution to blog more. But here we are and it took me a full 8 days to get my first blog post in! So, my New Years resolution is to blog twice as much this year as I did last year, which means about every 2-3 days. I think I can do this- even if no one is reading it. I really like being able to put my thoughts down and send them out to the world. It holds me more accountable for getting things done.

I bought a video camera just before the holidays and I was so excited because I thought it meant that I could take lots of short videos for my blog. But alas, the video cam software and Blogger don't work all that well together and you really can't post a video unless it is less than 3 minutes or so long. Nonetheless, my resolution IS to blog LOTS more this year, AND to include video as I can- because I think it's more interesting. Next video will be of my overall stamp collection.

Some of my goals for the coming year:

Explore new art mediums
Write more (including on my blog!)
Spend less time on the computer and more time doing (doing everything I love to do!)
Focus on getting my art out into the world

And hubdude and I are trying to have another 'buy nothing new' year, which is a challenge, but a worthwhile challenge. We did this 2 years ago and it really reduced our overall consumption and forced us to be creative in finding ways to get things done and to get what we need. I highly recommend trying it. The only caveats were that we COULD buy new socks and underwear, because, well ewwww if we didn't buy those new....

Happy New Year!


  1. Happy New Year:)

    Oh someone is reading :)

    Sounds like good intentions :)

    I have a comp. free day a week :)

    Yeah, keep buying the undies, which reminds me (note to self, go check undies drawer :) Regards, T.

  2. From Hubdude: Hopefully the "reduce and reuse" rule is suspended for a few souvenirs from Antarctica and Chile, as I've already bought a few things here, including a cute T-shirt for you.

    More computer-free days is definitely a worthy goal. Unfortunately, I won't have many until I leave here!

    I miss you.


  3. You are going to have to share with me how you cut back on the time spent on the computer. That is a resolution I have every month and every month I seem to spend even more time online.

    Good luck on your resolutions!

  4. Additions- so far NOT doing so good on cutting back on the computer!