Thursday, June 02, 2011

Photo Freedom

Big Picture Classes

I am very excited that Stacy Julian's Photo Freedom class starts today. Stacy has revamped her LOM (Library of Memories) workshop, and is now teaching a new version called "Finding Photo Freedom". She has generously invited all of her former LOM students to participate in her new class for free. I love Stacy's teaching style and her positive attitude. I am looking forward to diving back into my own LOM system and continuing on my personal journey to photo freedom.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

2011 Wellness

We are almost half way through the year so I thought it was a good time to assess how I was doing on my wellness program. I'm afraid to report it is not going very well and there are some areas in my life that need improvement. This rainy June 1st day is a good a time as ever to pull myself up by the bootstraps and make some changes to better my life and the life of those around me. Rather than dwell on how I've failed, I want to focus on how I can do better:

  • Emotional: Be the best person God wants me to be (lately I'm a wreck and think I can't do anything right)
  • Intellectual: Keep current with my continuing education (once again I have let this slip away)
  • Physical: Move more and eat better (I have not been to the gym since 2010, and the carbs are getting out of control again)
  • Social: Call friends more often just to say hi (I've been so busy with the remodel I haven't had time to go out with friends)
  • Environmental: Consider some "greener" resources in our kitchen remodel (I am open to thinking outside the box on this one, maybe granite is not the way to go)
  • Financial: Shop from the pantry and freezer before purchasing something from the grocery store (throwing away food that has sat too long is not financially responsible)
  • Spiritual: Be on time for church (I can't remember the last time I was in church before it started)
It feels good to reassess and have a plan. 

Meet Molly

January 1st we drove down to Salinas and adopted a retriever/lab mix puppy named Sadie. Since our next door neighbor’s dog is named Sadie we decided to rename her. After much discussion between us and the kids we decided on Molly.
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