Thursday, July 24, 2014

Brief Grief

Maybe it's all the Harry Potter I've been reading, but I'v been thinking about loved ones lost lately. As I snap photos I'll find myself sad that I won't be able to share them with my Auntie or Papa, or Justin's sweet Grandmother. What I've realized, though is that my grief for them has matured past being sad for them and mostly just being sad for me because I miss them. I think there's some kind of ultimate truth to that feeling. It is we who are crying because it is we who have suffered the loss. For me, thinking about death this way allows me to understand it better--to fear it less.

In any case, I don't think I should be too sad about not being able to share the photos. Photos are captured moments, a kind of proof that time can be made tangible--and when you are talking about death, that is a very comforting thought.

May I present some moments I've captured lately?

Saturday, July 19, 2014

New Year's in July

  I have never been good at setting achievable New Year's resolutions. During 2013, for example, my resolution list consistent of the following:

                            Get Pregnant
                            Have a Baby

While it just so happened to work out that I checked both things off my list last year, I didn't exactly choose goals that were well within my control. Last year's goals are just one example . Usually I scrawl out a list of goals on New Year's day that are vague or impossible. "Be a better person" and "Get to the Olympics" are repeat offenders (you get the gist).

This year , though, I am proud to announce that I did things differently. This year I wrote down those vague and seemingly impossible goals and turned them into a list of projects that I knew I could complete.
I took " Be more cultural/artsy" and turned it into "Start a Book Club". "Be a better person" became "Put on a talent show for charity." See the full list
                                                 -Start a Videography Business
-Finish Writing a Motherhood Poetry Book
-Lose 40 lbs (baby weight)
-Put on a talent show for charity.
-Take a personal finance course
-Read 3 medium level books in Spanish
-Start a book club

I am writing about this in July because I am happy to report that I can check off starting a book club and losing 40 pounds. I am working at starting my videography business, writing my poetry book, and taking a personal finance class.

In other words,  I am optimistic about checking each of my goals off by December!

How are you doing with your New Year's resolutions? Got any tips for making them doable?

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