Like a good blogger and a reflective person, here is my 2010 to 2011 post.
Yes, three or four days late depending on the count.
Wow, I am glad another year is down honestly.
Finally I feel like it is okay to be happy.
Outsiders surely expect me to be by this point.
Most days, I do.
I see myself laughing.
Smiling at old memories.
And at times when I do cry, I am better at giving myself a break.
I feel more accepting of my life and myself for the most part.
There are still moments of complete disbelief but as I understand, that will always happen.
That's the way the human brain works fortunately/unfortunately.
2010 was good to me.
The business is up and running. It is going fairly well with more and more strangers contacting me for sessions.
I entered my third decade on earth with friends and family with a surprise party.
Mr. X and I became more serious.
As far as education goes, I passed several certification tests and have only one semester left.
The holidays this year were not as bad as they have been with almost a touch of Christmas spirit I have not felt in years.
As a present for myself and increasing my home value a little, the patio was screened in.
For this new year, I feel like one of my major life goals will finally be complete.
I will finish my degree in May.
I am slightly disappointed that it has taken me thirteen years to get a bachelors but I am glad to finally be getting my piece of paper.
January is already looking like a good photography month with seven sessions so far.
I am going to start advertising this year with a few ads placed in local publications.
And as I mentioned in my resolution post, I will love me.
Since I love lists.
What I will do to love me:
1. Lately, I have not cared so much about my appearance. Apathy was the name of the game most of the time. However, I do not want to be so apathetic. Yes, my appearance does not define me but I will care more.
2. Like most (maybe all) people, I want to lose some weight. But in a healthy way. Not a fad diet or magic potion, but I want to start exercising more. I want to run again. My daily schedule should be more stable so I can stick to this better. Maybe even complete a new 5K this year.
3. I will accept me for who I am. Not what my friends expect themselves to be. I will grade myself on my own standards, not theirs. Isn't this what the 30s are suppose to be about?
4. I will try harder to stick to my budget but not hate myself for going over. I have done extremely well for not working.
Here is twenty-eleven. May it be exactly what I need.