happy new year!

Here’s to a wonderful 2011!

We’re having a foggy start to the new year here, but the signs are pointing to sunny skies I do believe 🙂

I already did some reflection on the year in my birthday post in September, so I’ll try to keep this sweet and short.
For 2010 my new year’s resolutions were:
1. embracing the changes that are to come
2. be more deserving of the great life I have and the wonderful family and friends (both national and international, both human and furry) that fill it
3. be more patient and less grumpy

Number 1, I definitely think I’ve done that. Sadly, most of the changes weren’t what I’d hoped they’d be: My dad had a heart attack and underwent surgery repeatedly throughout the year. My first job turned out to be really crappy. I didn’t get as far with my photography as I would have liked to.
Come to think of it though, out of all that bad stuff came pretty good stuff: My dad, though not perfectly well again, is finally taking it down a notch, working less, smoking way less, and getting there.
Practically hitting a wall with my first job made me more sure of myself, of who I am and who I am not and now my second job is so much better and so much more fun and I can appreciate it more than if I would have without the crappy experience first.
As for photography, I’ve got my goals but I think I’ll be taking it more slowly next year and see what happens.
Number 2, I don’t know if I am more deserving, but I am definitely even more thankful and grateful. Nobody could be richer in kind and supportive family and friends than I am and I am reminded of that every day.
Number 3, big fail on that one. I feel I got more impatient and grumpier, not good. That one stays on the list for 2011.

New resolutions for 2011:
::: Eat healthier and more local, which will include growing as much stuff as possible ourselves
::: Educate myself further in photography, gardening and sustainable living
::: Simplify and declutter. A big revelation this year was that less is more in consuming. Less stuff = more happiness. The realization came easy, living by it is going to be harder.

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5 thoughts on “happy new year!

  1. Lynda

    Happy New Year! Some good resolutions. I love that your dad has slowed down. Sometimes that’s what it takes for us to get of the crazy merry-go-round.

    I appreciate your blog with your beautiful photography and I appreciate your friendship across the miles, my young German friend! May 2011 be a wonderful year for you and your family and that you continue with your photography.

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    1. tidytipsy

      Aw thanks Lynda, a Happy New Year to you and yours as well! I am looking forward to reading about your soapmaking and baking and gardening on the other side of the earth in 2011 🙂

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  2. RosaMaría

    happy New Year Kristina!!
    many thanks for a very wonderful year full of beautiful photos, I’ve been enjoyed see them every time I came here!

    Love have a talented friend in Germany 😉

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    1. tidytipsy

      Happy New Year Rosamaria 🙂 Thank you as well for your friendship and your support! I hope 2011 will be great for you personally and business wise! A big hug over to Mexico!

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