The new year is here. Some dismiss the holiday and treat it as any other day. I, however don’t dismiss this day. For one thing it is the day I was born and for another I have always been a goal setter. I am not saying their is anything wrong with those that dismiss it as any other day It’s just that I have always had great satisfaction in goal setting. I love how it feels to accomplish. It makes me feel strong and happy. I feel like I was born with this trait or more appropriately I should say I was blessed with it. This all leads me to conclude to tell you about my goals for 2011. I am not going to completely overwhelm myself with goals that are absolutely un obtainable. I am a mother with two small children who runs a business that is getting busier and busier every day. I also like to keep my life balanced. There has to be some “me” time even if it is scarce, and time for my children. Quality children time is more essential to me than anything. Putting together a puzzle with Lena is NOT something I can give up. Time for home cooked meals almost every night, husband time, and also time to serve and take care of others. These things all fill my life with meaning and joy and I have to make sure I can fit them all in. So one of my small goals that concerns you (my readers) is that I am going to open the door into my life a little bit wider by embracing the “picture a day” challenge. I am going to try and capture more of my life in the camera. I may not blog every day but I WILL post at least one picture for every day of the year 2011. I’ll be honest. I am a little scared of being open on my blog. I am also a little camera shy. But it feels good to tell you my thoughts and feelings and photography for me is often very therapeutic. Maybe in this process I will learn a little more about myself and if you want to encourage me along the way I would love the support.