Recap of 101 in 1001

Last year, I started a goal list, my 101 in 1001.  I’m a BIG goal person, and I also love lists.  There’s just something so satisfying about crossing things off a list!  I don’t know what it is about it, but I seem to get a huge rush when crossing things off lists, even if it is just the grocery list.  I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who is like this 🙂

Since it’s been a year, I thought it was time for a bit of a recap.  Goals work best when you review them regularly, so I suppose this will be like an annual review.

The first thing I noticed is that I am moving pretty fast through the list!  I’ve already completed 24 goals, which is pretty good!  I also noticed that I’m focusing a lot on goals that are related to learning, like improving my skills with Off Camera Flash or participating in workshops.  I’m not doing so great at the personal goals, such as training for another 1/2 marathon or finishing several personal scrapbooks and albums.  🙁

The second thing I noticed is that I’m very behind on blogging some of these goals.  There are quite a number that I haven’t shared about, some are even from last summer!

As I read over the goals, I also realized just how much my interests have changed in the last year.  Last year, I was hoping to break into newborn and family photography, but I’ve taken my business a different direction to focus more on weddings and seniors.

For the goals I’m still interested in, I’m excited to see how they come to fruition.  Destination wedding?  Visiting Hawaii or Europe?  Definitely requires some planning!

I’ve also decided to add a few goals to the list!  Here’s what I have added since last year:

84. Attend Amanda Holloway’s Kitchen Sink workshop.
85.  Learn more about creative off-camera lighting for weddings.
86.  Travel more!
87.  Do a styled wedding shoot and submit for publication.
88.  Pray and discern where to donate some money from my business.
89.  Join PPA and/or WPPI.
90.  Visit a spa for a day of pampering.
91.  Play regularly on our churches worship team.
92.  Find a client management solution that I love!



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