Friday, January 2

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

I know, I'm a day late, but yesterday I was too tired to focus on the computer due to the fact that I actually stayed up until midnight on New Year's Eve. As most of you know, that's waaaaaay past my bedtime! In fact, we didn't get into bed until after one in the morning. And sadly, going to bed late doesn't mean I sleep late. I still wake up at five. So I spent the first day of 2009 feeling very, very sleepy. I did manage to get some knitting done so the day wasn't totally unproductive.

We had a lovely time on New Year's Eve with a few friends. I have a lot of scanning to do now! I went to the party armed with three packs of film, figuring that I'd maybe go through one of them. Nope, I used all three. It was fun. Back in the days when I only used Polaroid film on "special occasions", I always took shots on New Year's Eve of friends and the parties we had. (A few of them are here.)

I slept a little better last night, but I still am not feeling all that focused today. I'd like to reflect on 2008 a bit as well as on the year that is ahead, but it's not coming easy. I feel fairly neutral about 2008. Will and I had two wonderful vacations, I got a couple of new Polaroid cameras that fast became my favorites, and we made some new friends. On the downside, I lost my job. But all-in-all, it was a fine year.

I'm not one to make resolutions, but there are some things I'd like to do in 2009. (Uh, like find more focus in my life.) A few of those things are:

- Run longer distances.

- Travel more. Take more day trips.

- Get my Etsy store together again.

- Further my knitting skills.

- Start sewing again. Start writing in my journal again.

- Take better photos. (A tough one. I need to expand my view or come up with a project or something. I don't push myself enough when it comes to photography.)

- Go to the eye doctor. (Seriously, I've been procrastinating this for a year now.)

Some will come easy, some not. I'd also like to start sleeping normally, but I don't think I have that much control over that issue. I also need to stop spending some much time on the internet. Every time I walk by my office, I end up checking my email or looking at Flickr and sometimes it ends up with me staring at the screen for 30 minutes or more. I don't get enough email that I need to check it a million times a day and it really just is a time suck. I have such a tendency to dilly dally and get distracted...I guess that gets me back to wanting to be more focused.

I think it will be a good year. Why not? Maybe I'll even find a job that I love to do. I'm open to the possibilities that exist.

All the best to you in 2009. Let's kick some ass!

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