Oh, the New Year, it as come at last. Except not at last, more like: ALREADY?! Is it just me or do the years get shorter as you grow older? It’s really like an odd Vortex of Time. The days seemed to fly by when I was walking the halls of Garces while the years seemed to drag on forever, but now the days drag on while I sit at work
bored blogging but the year seems to pass by in a few blinks.
I know I said before that I would blog and list some resolutions but, yeah, I totally failed the only resolution I made this year the second day of the new year. Which is actually one day longer than I made it last year so, YAY? I plan on getting back on track with that but since I feel like not making myself feel like an Epic Failure at the end of 2008, I’ve decided to list a few things that I’d more call “goals” than “resolutions”. Meaning if I don’t get them accomplished I’ll just be “lazy” instead of a “failure”. Ahh, wonderful semantics.
Goal 1) Grow enough back bone to start taking some real street photography shots. When I look through photostreams all over the internet, I’m always drawn to these little moments in time perfectly captured forever in a single frame. They are so much more “real” than posed shots. The problem is managing to get a shot without GETTING shot. By like, a gun or something. While I have no problem pointing the lens at my family and friends obsessively, I’m not quite to the point where I feel comfortable doing it to random people on street corners. I think that a better zoom lens would help this but until I feel like shelling out that cash, I need to become comfortable doing it with the equipment I have.
Goal 2) Start to explore some of the fantastic culture around me. We live 5 minutes from Downtown San Jose but I actually WENT downtown exactly three times last year and I only drove one of them. I *hate* driving downtown. It’s all full of one way streets that are narrow and the sidewalks are at street level and some of them are ‘bus only’ and some of them have the light rails like, ON the sidewalks and it’s just NERVE WRACKING.
But, I just need to get the fuck over it. My first adventure will be to the The Tech museum this weekend.
Goal 3) Take a class. I haven’t decided yet between English or Photography but I’m leaning towards English. And I don’t want to do it online because I’m too easily distracted. I want to sit in a classroom with other students in front of an actual teacher that keeps me on my toes.
Goal 4) Get my car on the track. This is big step for me and just typing it out actually makes me heart race and my palms get sweaty but it’s something I want to experience. Ben has done SO MANY of the things that I want to do and doing something with him that he is so passionate about is important to me.
Goal 5) Get in a LEAST a blog a week. heh
Goal 6) FINALLY finish 365!
So there ya go. I really hope that so far 2008 is treating you all well!
6 thoughts on “Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.”
I think these are all do-able goals for you, Anna. Good luck with everything! <3
Good luck on the goals. I hope you achieve them all!
Though I will tell you that actually going to class isn’t much better than online classes. I actually prefer online ones. Teachers in college are either really great or really boring. I’ve never found one to be in between.
Your goals definitely sound attainable, I hate driving downtown to. Fully understand, it scares the crap out of me and stresses me out like crazy.
I really think you should take photography. You already kick serious butt at it, just think of how you could shine in that class. I always say I’m going to learn some crazy off the wall foreign language, but never do.
I have the same first one too. I really want to start doing street photography.
Good luck with achieving your goals! I tried to do the 365 thing, and it last 3 days and then my busy self forgot about it!