Friday, January 3, 2014

Making 2014 Count

My word for 2014 is live. 

The meaning behind this is multifaceted.  First, I would like to be more present with my family in the midst of the day-to-day routine.  I little less "have-to's" and a little more silliness and laughter.  My mom would always say, "make memories" and that's exactly what I want to do!

Next, I want to experience new things with my son.  Being 2 1/2 years old, he's at the perfect age to take to museums, parks, movie theaters, etc.  The whole world is new to him and I want to be the one to introduce it to him.

And lastly, I want to try new things for myself.  It would be my dream to become a skillful photographer so this is the perfect time to start.  I've had a camera for a few years and have slowly developed my own photography style.  Now I really want to excel in using the camera in manual mode.  My husband gave me Photoshop for Christmas so I'm excited to make my photos awesome!

In addition to making new year resolutions, I've put together a list of Chicago area restaurants we've been wanting to try.  It seems like my husband and I make a mental list of restaurants that seem cool but when it comes time for a night out we can never think of a place to go.  So I typed up a list of restaurants divided up by location- downtown or the suburbs.  The list consists of a mix of brand new, hip hangouts as well as oldie but goodies.  I can't wait to start crossing them off the list.

2014 will be about experiencing the big moments but living for the small ones.

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