Thursday, January 26, 2012

New Years Resolutions

Okay, so maybe I am a little late in getting around to committing for 2012. It's my understanding that resolutions are for people who want to improve in some way.

That usually relates to getting rid of bad habits.  Sure, I got tons of bad habits. I'm just not positive that I have any I'm ready to get rid of.

The plan is to eat better this year. No more donuts (or doughnuts either).

Stop laughing. Success is always in the attempt.

Make more time for actual writing on the blog.

As much as I like the Instagram app on my iPhone, I feel like it really has contributed to sucking the life out of my blog.

(Can "not posting" be considered a bad habit?)

Make the committment and focus on the two aspects of my life that I really have the greatest interest in pursuing.

Early in life, the fork in the road used to lead towards news or writing and news won that matchup by default (nobody was really interested in paying me to write).

Now it seems the road in the yellow woods is diverging and leading towards writing or still photography.

News (hopefully) will always pay the bills.

But it's not so much about having a job.  It's more about having a job that I enjoy.

My only concern is that if I make something I enjoy my main job, would it become "work" and would I no longer be able to enjoy it?

Well, I guess we'll cross that bridge when we come to it.

In the meantime, I also fully resolve to stop using the annoying watermark and vignetting in my photos.  I'm serious about that one.

I'm not sure how long that donut thing is going to last.


#167 Dad said...

For some reason, a Yogi Berra quote comes to mind:
"When you come to a fork in the road, take it."

Bryan Frank said...

The same applies to donuts.