Saturday, April 16, 2011

TGIF & Resolutions

I'm not one for new year resolutions. I love reading everyone else's and getting inspired, but I've never had a list of goals to accomplish within the year. New year resolutions have a bad rep of being broken too often. I knew giving myself a big timeline (like a year) to accomplish my small goals would be overwhelming. Besides, I never can think of any really good ones whenever January 1st rolls around.
But recently I have been getting small desires to live out in real time. Not within a year, not within a month. No specific date in mind actually. I just want to live them out on my own time, in real time. Who needs new years? Here are just a couple of simple goals I want to keep reminding myself to pursue. Let's see if it works!

I want to take more pictures of my every day life. Not posed, not planned. Just take out the camera and snap some pictures. I don't take as many as I used to and this makes me sad.

Simple enough, right? Wrong. Well, lately for me it hasn't been very simple. I want to challenge myself to step away from the online world more (if you know me, you know this is hard!) and draw more inspiration from things around me in the offline world. I have let myself become too attached to seeking inspiration from others online. That is totally fine and I am such a believer in seeking inspiration from others, the blogging world, pinterest, etc, but lately I have become trapped by those only avenues to inspiration. I want to be inspired by the raw stuff. I want to get my own ideas from my surroundings. I want to come up with my own DiYs instead of just forwarding someone else's. I just really want my own ideas back. Does that mean I'm going to stop looking online for ideas? NO. I just don't want to be dependent on it.

Does that even make sense? If you guys have any real time resolutions that you are wanting to work on in your life please let me know! Maybe we could encourage each other along the way. :)

On another note, I hope you guys have a happy weekend! Yesterday was my last day of school before Easter break. I'm definitely looking forward to the time off. Tomorrow I'll be heading to New Orleans to meet up with the lovely ladies of the Southern Fashion Bloggers. As always, I'll be tweeting the details so if you're interested in getting a peek into one of our little meet ups follow me there.

Any special weekend plans?

// thank you, puglypixel, for the blog bling.


Claire Castagnera said...

I completely agree with you about finding inspiration in your own surroundings, your own life, and not someone else's. There is so much inspiration to be found on the internet, and now it's easier than ever with web sites like pinterest, but I think it takes a lot more drive and creativity to find it in your own life.

Ashley said...

You are too pretty & I love your goals. I'll tell you as a reader I would love to see more photos from your everyday life - that is always fun. :)

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