Today seemed like a perfect day for my first post of 2011. 1.11.11 or if you prefer the European styling 11.1.11. A whole lotta 1′s. Firsts if you will.
The first 11 days of the new year… I think I still had visions of grandeur in my head for how the year would start off. Ideas implemented. Changes in effect. Holiday cards designed and mailed out. Paperwork filed – possibly a clean desk or better yet a cleared kitchen table (my husband would love that).
Truth be told my ideas are still in my book, change still on the horizon, holiday cards are being rolled into Valentine’s Day cards and although some paperwork has been filed, the stacks in my office are higher because for a few moments the kitchen table was … wait for it… CLEAN. I know impressive, huh? We actually invited our neighbor over for a proper home cooked-served-at-the-kitchen-table meal with a table cloth and stemware. (And yes, the husband was happy).
My thoughts on this fresh, still crisp year have not been tarnished. I did get to the gym for not one but two workouts so far (yeah me!), after a 4 - 6 month hiatus; I think this could be setting me up for success this year.
Feel free to tell me your first triumph for the year in the comments. Yes, all the little things do count. For instance, finished all the holiday returns before the 30 day return policy ran out.
For those like me that didn’t quite have enough time to put the address list together, figure out what card you wanted or maybe just too crazy busy last month to take the family photo… there’s still hope.
No matter what time of the year, your friends and family members want to hear from you and want to see how the kids have grown (even if the “kid” is a cat, dog or a bonsai tree – yes we have the latter). So send them your love with a Valentine’s day photo card. 2010 clients can use any of your images to create a custom card (starting at $75 for one free custom design and 25 folded cards) or pick out a templated card from my Tiny Prints or Minted stores (an image release fee will apply). Drop me a note today to let me know if you’re interested.
Didn’t have a 2010 session… well mark it off the to-do list and book a family session! For Valentine’s Day cards to be made and delivered in time, sessions need to be completed on or before Feb 3rd. Times are limited, so book today!
I’m looking forward to reading your first triumphs in 2011 (please note them in the comments) as well as checking in with you throughout this year. Before long I know we’ll both have a list of accomplishments neither of us wrote down as resolutions (did you make resolutions this year?).
Here’s to a year filled with lots of finished to-do lists and gold stars. :)