Wow, is it 2009 already?

How did that happen? I swear 2008 just ZOOOOOOMMED past me, with a flurry of a whooshing sound and *bam!* (sonic boom), it was gone.

That said, it was a pretty big year for me, especially business wise. Yes, it seems like lately my life is primarily about my business, and my business is my life. My biggest goal for 2009? To tip that balance back. I think that always happens to people in the first 12-18 months of a business, as you work through a lot of growing pains. Now that I’m past that point, I have completely different growing pains to do deal with, but they are a LOT more manageable.

I’m also going to focus on blogging more. One small problem? I’m blogging in 5 different places. Here, – wedding photography related posts (I hope to add more newborn & seniors in 2009 now), Boudoir Mon Cheri – boudoir photography related posts, with wedding planning tips, and with photography business related tips. Whew! I know I can do it though. To be honest, I love writing.

My other goal for this year is to get more knitting done! Matter of fact, after we yelled out Happy New Year and kissed to ring in the year, I then went on to knit a round on the sleeve of my sweater that I’ve been working on since August. When I actually stopped and focused on it, it took me just a few hours to finish the sleeve that had been languishing for weeks. So now that I’ve finished a project in 2009, and actually *worn* it (which involved weaving in ends and sewing on buttons), I want to do MORE! I need this Sewing Machine Today!!!!!

The February Lady Sweater is DONE and I'm wearing it to my class today @SewCrafty!!!
Sorry it is a bit blurry. The iPhone was all I had handy before I headed out the door.

I also took a sewing class up at SewCrafty and learned some of the basics of sewing. Thanks to my mom being *amazing* when it comes to sewing, I realized how much I already knew from watching her over the years. I don’t have any immediate plans to sew anything, but maybe once the summer is here and it is too hot to knit this will be a good option for me.

Last but not least – thanks in part to the Kindle, which I *LOVE* – I read the entire The Twilight Saga in a span of just a few weeks. I read the last two books in the series in a matter of 2 days each, I think. I haven’t read that fast, or that long, in ages. We made a specific effort to unplug and read. (Wait, does that count if I read on the Kindle? Yeah, I think it does.) It was nice and relaxing — I must do that more.

Last but not least (the one I forgot until KB’s comment!), I want to make sure I don’t sacrifice time to go to local events to connect more with my friends and the greater Houston community. Or should that be the GREAT Houston community? Either way, I haven’t been getting out enough the past few months – it was hard when my schedule was so full with weddings on Saturdays. We’re going to work on that with the whole “Serenity” thing.

So in a nutshell, my 2009 resolutions:
– Serenity in my life
– Blog more
– Knit/Craft more
– Read more
– Remember to unplug (so I have time for those things)
– Enjoy time with my family
– Reconnect with my friends

What are your resolutions for 2009?

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.

7 replies on “Wow, is it 2009 already?”

Oh, that is a good mantra. Matter of fact – I forgot to add that to my list! Updating the post, right now. I was just telling Mike & Elaine yesterday that I need to start doing more with my local friends then I’ve been able to for the past few months.

* Ok, you knitted that sweater? You are one of my heroes! It is so cute!
* I read all 4 twilight books in 48 hours. Yikes. Saw the movie, had only read bits of pieces of the first 2…couldn’t delay the actual reading any longer. And once I started. Couldn’t put them down. What is it about those books?!
* You are my blogging idol. I love to blog, and would love to have that many blogs. But I don’t know how you do it!
* 2008 really DID zoom by, and I mean ZOOOOOOOOOOM by. Isn’t that like a Mazda commercial?! 😉
* I LOOVE the design at the top of this blog. You have awesome design sense!

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