This is the penultimate New Years Resolution post for 2017. I'll have one more wrap up at the beginning of January to reflect upon the year overall. So, let's see how things have been going...
1) Take More Photos
I am definitely taking a lot more photos thanks to my trusty (and a little bit rusty) iPhone. As you can tell, if you follow this blog, the photos are grainy and wracked with poor composition. But I have a good time. And next year's resolution will be about becoming a better photographer. For now, it's more about quantity instead of quality. (Which is why I challenged myself to take at least two a week.)
Here's my Mom! We're trying the new pasta place.
Mom comes to visit every Halloween and November to celebrate
the girls' birthday.
And here's one of the birthday girls! Celebrating in her dorm room!
This is during a photo shoot for our upcoming Christmas card.
(It looks like it's the middle of August, right?)
This is from the Griffith Observatory... a field trip with Emily.
This is a shot from the back of the house for Holipalooza,
a Christmas fundraiser at the Canyon Theatre Guild.
And here's some of the Christmas lights on Main Street.
ACHIEVEMENT: 92% Complete
2) Write / Sell a New Picture Book
I've seen the artwork for my new picture book Papa Bear's Page Fright, which is headed to bookstores on May 1st, 2018. You can pre-order on Amazon!
3) Generate New Idea for Next Big Project (Complete 25%)
I was able to accomplish this one during the tail end of summer vacation.
4) Work on a Creative Project with My Daughters
If all goes well, this Friday the show will be a smashing success, we'll raise money for a worthy cause, and then this goal will be accomplished.
5) Show My Appreciation More Often / Strengthen Relationships and Communication
Yep. I finally finished this one last month.
6) Lose Ten Pounds
Still at an average of 165 pounds, so still good in this category too.
That's it for now. I'll check back in at the beginning of 2018 for the final results, and a brand new batch of resolutions!