Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Goals in 2010

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?

5 comments:

cate said...

I set myself "intentions" rather than goals... but one of my intentions is to try to bring in at least one vegetarian meal each week as well... I haven't blogged any of my intentions yet, still finalising which ones are important and achievable, and which ones I'd be kidding myself to attempt ~lol~ Good Luck!

Too Many Hats said...

Love the veggie goal! I've been cooking with things that never had been in my kitchen before like fennel and escarole. It's really fun trying new recipes. I have a couple of goals for the new year and I'll be sharing them next week on my blog, so stay tuned :)

SciFi Dad said...

Wait, what? Veggies aren't a side dish?!?

Lizzie said...

Ah, "Veggies aren't a side-dish". Reminds me of my very favourite line from The Reduced Shakespeare Company, "Complete Works of Literature" show. They present this as if they are doing a school assembly and lectures. At one point someone stands up and talks about the lunch menu... "The vegetable today is ketchup". It's become a favourite phrase in our house!
But wait! Goals for 2010... already? But surely there's still so much of 2009 left? There isn't? I need to set goals for next year? But I haven't even achieved the ones for this year yet... or last year...
Hmm, this needs some serious thought - and chocolate!

Lizzie said...

Ah, "Veggies aren't a side-dish". Reminds me of my very favourite line from The Reduced Shakespeare Company, "Complete Works of Literature" show. They present this as if they are doing a school assembly and lectures. At one point someone stands up and talks about the lunch menu... "The vegetable today is ketchup". It's become a favourite phrase in our house!
But wait! Goals for 2010... already? But surely there's still so much of 2009 left? There isn't? I need to set goals for next year? But I haven't even achieved the ones for this year yet... or last year...
Hmm, this needs some serious thought - and chocolate!