It’s that time of year!
Well, actually I have ‘that time of year’ several times a year being Wiccan. I do goal setting on every Sabbat, the goals being subjectively tied to the occasion. For instance, Imbolc which is when you can start to see the coming of spring, things starting to grow; I’ll set a goal of growing my savings account X dollars by the Summer Equinox. Or Samhain when the dying year is fully obvious I’ll set a goal of banishing 50% of the caffeine in my diet by Imbolc (and so far I am succeeding! I’m down to a 25% caffine 75% decaf coffee mix & only drink 1 cola on weekends & only if we are out to eat)
I’m good at setting goals. Sometimes I even meet them.
My big goal this year is to take control of my photo processing workflow. My current system is somewhat redundant & when I took 800 photos a year it was not really a problem but at 6000 photos a year it’s out of hand. It’s time to suck it up and tag instead of the multiple folder insanity I have now. I’ve been using Lightroom almost exclusively for my editing for the past few months, but I import with Picasa out of habit and then sometimes I use PSPXs for editing since Lightroom can’t do texts. So starting Jan 1 all photos will be imported and tagged in Lightroom and kept in one monthly folder. I’ll try & tag my old photos as time allows but it’s not a goal, just a bonus.
My other goal I have already started on – to comment more on blogs, photos and layouts. That tends to go in waves with me, lots of commenting for a couple of weeks and then only commenting in specific places for a few weeks. I want to even that out a bit.
My last goal is to accept in my heart and in my life that veggies are not just a side dish. By Beltane I want to be having one veggie meal a week and at least one other that is as much meat as veg. I like winter veggies better than summer ones so now is a good time for this. Right now meals are a meat, a carb and oh yeah, we need a veg, lets microwave a cup of frozen corn. I need to put as much thought into them as I do to the main dish. I’ve been gathering recipes for a month now trying sort out what I know my family will eat versus what I can probably get them to try versus stuff that just won’t work at all at this time but I do want try once we’re further down this road.
So, do you do resolutions or have any goals for the coming year?