Jackie Daily Photography | Monroe, Louisiana Photographer

What does the New Year mean to you?

For me, the end of the year is a time to refocus and reinvigorate.

I'm naturally an introspective person, and admittedly am quite baffled by the huge number of people who seem to not be.  Not just not be, but seem to purposefully not want to be.  To me, the only way to grow towards your best potential, is to actively take stock on yourself and figure out the 'whys' and 'hows' of yourself and your life.  

My husband, Todd, is one of these people who baffle me.  I find myself posing questions to him to make him think past everyday monotony.  

What we've come up with to focus on this year is probably not uncommon; 

  1. Focus on our physical health.
  2. Put out a 'cell-phone stop', where phones sit during Tallulahs waking hours while we are at home - unless being used to take a photo. This is mostly for Todd :\ 
  3. Less spending more saving.  Hand in hand with this goes my always goal of intentional purchasing.  Do we need this?  Or will this bring great joy? 

A word that keeps coming up for me is: Intentional.

intentional parenting, intentional eating, intentional purchasing.  It all comes down to really putting great thought into these important areas

When it comes to work:

I am striving to find the most efficient workflow that works for me, my family, and my clients.  I feel this will probably always be a work-in-progress, so I shall work on!  For me less is more.  As I've mentioned, I fancy myself a minimalist.  To me, less time working means more time with Todd and Tallulah.  How spectacular to do the same amount of work, but find that perfect streamlined process to do it in a shorter amount of time, so that I can be with Todd and Tallulah even more.  Is this possible?  Can I find an even sweeter spot in this arena?  I've been using applications like Trello, Buffer, and Toggl to help me in this quest this year, and I feel they have been a great help.

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