December, December. My favorite month of the year. I love the chill in the air, bundling up in layers upon layers, the hype of the holiday season in full swing, and cozying up by the fire with a good book. December speaks to the introvert in me and is sheer perfection in my opinion.
1. Read More
I’ve been toying around with the idea of starting a book club, even a virtual one, in hopes that it will get me reading more. SO many good books keep coming out and I never seem to make time to get through them like I want to. Plus I need people to discuss them with once I finish them!
2. Spend more “me time”
Even though the holidays can be totally hectic with all the hustle and bustle, I’m trying to make time in my daily schedule for “me time”. Whether that’s taking an hour everyday to work out, journal, or read, I know that this is something I need to include more of in my daily life so that I don’t get overwhelmed or lose track of my goals.
3. Take more personal photos
I’ve been slowly editing our photos from New England in hopes of getting together a large post on our trip and it’s dawning on me that these are the first really personal photos that I’ve taken in years. Most of the photos I take are for clients and the ones I take for myself are usually business/blog related. It’s a great reminder to bring my camera with me more often and capture some aspects of my daily life that I don’t want to forget.
4. Spend more time with family
With the holidays all around us I can’t wait for the opportunity to go home to the mountains for longer periods of time to see family. I went home for a full week for Thanksgiving and it was exactly what I needed. Plus, my grandparents are all in their 90’s and getting the chance to sit and talk with them is becoming more and more special.
5. Take time to reflect
2018 has been a pivotal year in this little business of mine and a lot has changed about how I operate and where I see this all heading. At the end of every year I like to take time and look back through the months, see what worked and what didn’t, and decide where to lead everything as I move forward.
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