I’ve never been one to make resolutions for the new year. In fact, last year is the only time I remember actually writing some down rather than make them in my head. I came up with 11 things that I wanted to do and recorded them in my journal. I only accomplished three.
Two of the goals were food-related. I really wanted to make croissants and Tartine bread. Before the year was over, I’d decided to go gluten-free. (The new goal? Try to forget there’s such a thing as croissants and Tartine bread ;))
The rest of the items I wrote were (looking back) plainly outlandish. I have no clue what I was thinking. This year, I’m being much more realistic. Only one goal. Quite attainable. I simply want to improve my photography.
I spent a little while this morning looking through old photos and was really stunned at how awful some many of them looked. Like, really terrible. As I scrolled through my iPhoto library though, and the dates became more recent, I saw improvement. My pictures have become clearer, better composed, better lit. But I’m still not even halfway to where I’d like to be in the future.
That’s why I’m going to take this year to purposefully work on improving my skills. I’d like to learn everything I can about my new DSLR, but I’m not writing the iPhone off. I can still get better on that as well. And hopefully at the end of the year, I’ll be able to look back to where I was at the beginning and see progress.