I’m the type of person that gets really good ideas and becomes really motivated about them. After I sit down to actually accomplish said ideas, I quickly run out of steam. Everything looks daunting and scary and I want to sit back in my comfort zone of observing rather than doing.
This blog is one of those things.
I’ve been wanting to blog for a while. After following the wonderful exploits of Cate and family on Sweetnicks, marveling at the gorgeous food on 17 and Baking, and being envious of a good friend’s Facebook page (honestly, how sad is it that some people have hilarious and motivating feeds while I can only post about what’s in the oven?), I decided that I was finally going to blog.
Knowing my penchant for “giving up” before I even get started, I set myself a pace: at least two blog entries a week. I figure even a sad sack like me can at least post two things a week, even if those two things have to do with what’s on my plate and consequently my mind.
I’m also challenging myself to take pics. They won’t be pretty pics (I’m using a Fujifilm Finepix J38) since I can only take pics suitable for the family Christmas album. With that in mind, however, I want to expand my picture taking abilities and challenge myself with light, placement, angle, and focus. In other words, I want to take pictures that aren’t flat, yellow and fuzzy (ha! good luck with that!).
In a lot of ways, this blog is a dreaded New Years Resolution. Sure, I want to lose weight just like the millions of other folks out there. In fact, I plan to follow along with the other members of Eat. Live. Be. for a Better 2011. However, more than that I want to lose the weight in my mind more than my body. I want to fine-tune the “little gray cells” so that when it’s given a dilemma, it treats it like the cud it really is and chew, contemplate, and ultimately digest (all the way, ahem).
So, on that note: welcome to my blog.