With every new year thoughts turn to new years resolutions and to how the next 12 months are going to be an improvement over the last. This year I had a few goals in mind which will drive me on throughout the year.
This is a bit of blanket statement maybe and hard to quantify, but I definitely need to get out and shoot more particularly in my home surroundings. Its easy to get caught up in the travelling and visiting exotic places that your local environment can become overlooked. Also maybe the “Shoot more” label is a bit misleading because over the last couple of years I have actually taken more photographs than ever before. I suppose really the idea is just to get out there and shoot more. Not always needing a reason. I also want to complete at least one project this year.
Try Something New
This year I have made it a goal to try at least one thing new. I read somewhere (I have forgotten where, but It might come back to me) that when making open ended goals it is sometimes good to add “at least one” to the statement. It give you licence to do more, but it is still achieved if you only manage one! That suits me! I am somebody that gets interested in stuff very easily, but I am always moving on to the next thing, part of the reason I can say about 5 words in 10 different languages. This year though I am hoping to pick one thing and stick it through until 2020. I am starting a Kung Fu class on Monday so I hope I can tick this one off early on.
Write More blog posts
As I mentioned in my previous post I am looking to write at least one more blog post than last year (only 4 more to reach that target!). In reality I hope to post with some regularity going forward. Mostly about photography, but there will be other stuff thrown in just to spice it up.
Listen to More Music
Against my better judgment I have begun collecting vinyl and I want to make a bit more time to actually sit down and listen to it.
Get Fitter (and healthier)
Since 2017 I have managed to lose quite a bit of weight and feel much better for it. This year I want to add more exercise and healthy eating into the mix. The Kung Fu classes and playing badminton will also help, plus getting out walking and shooting.
Published and Exhibited
I have a number of projects that I have been sitting on for no good reason apart from just being a little lazy. This year I am going to be more proactive in getting my work out there and in front of the right people. Its a competitive world, but things are more likely to happen if the work is out there rather than sat on a hard drive. I want to get at least one project published and have at least one thing exhibited.
I think thats it for now. I have recently rolled out a selection of fine art prints available through the site. Each print is available in two sizes, A3 and A2, and each is an edition of 50. All the prints come professionally printed, signed and numbered so check them out here.
Let me know in the comments if you have any goals for 2019!
For anyone interested I have been listening to RIP by Actress whilst writing this post.