Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Looking ahead to 2012

I refuse to make New Years resolutions, because . . . well they never live up to the hype BUT I do have a 2012 bucket list.
A) I'd like to bring down my weight . I know, that's on almost everyone's list, but I am going to really try this time. There are a couple reasons:
#1 I want to be here for my family, ie: husband, children, brothers, sisters, father, friends and grand kids.
#2 I can't expect to successfully accomplish my backpack trip into the hinterlands of Yosemite at this weight. My sister has already warned me that I'd better not slow everyone down. OOOOOHHHH the pressure.
#3 So I can start shopping again. Going to the mall searching for clothes in XL sucks. Nothing looks good, so I just wear old stuff. Hey - it fits!
B) I would like to seriously start-up a newborn, children, maternity photography business. My son and his girlfriend suggested I do it, and I am seriously thinking of starting. I just need to perfect my lighting techniques. I shot my grand kids from the time they came into this world and love love love it. My daughter was my model for maternity as well as family shots and I think I'd be good at it.
C) I want to finish my second book. A wonderful girlfriend and sister have been helping me hone it and it should be pretty dam good when it's done.
D) I want to have a wonderful time when my sis and I go to Iceland, and hope to return with stunning shots of that wonderful place.
E) I hope to be lucky enough to land camping spots for Yosemite valley so we can share yet another fabulous summer week in my favorite National Park with family and friends.
These are the first ones to come to mind, but if and when I think of others I'll add them to this post.
Wish me luck to fulfill my 2012 bucket list!


  1. I really enjoyed reading your bucket list. I can certainly relate to the weight loss issue and then wanting to go to the store for new (hopefully smaller sized) clothes. I had to wear the same outfit this past New Years that I wore the year before. How sad is that??? I keep using menopause as my excuse. Guess it's time to get back to the treadmill and carrot sticks!! Thanks for sharing this wonderful blog!!

  2. Thanks for the reply. Mena (Hell) as I call it hasn't been fun at all. I was jolted into it when my Momila died. Hot flashes, night sweats . . . fun fun fun.
    Treadmill and carrot sicks - good luck. For me it's cutting down the carbs.