14 September 2012

4 simple things

i loved this post from elsie on a beautiful mess & decided to play along. 
it's simple: set 4 simple goals for yourself to work on before the new year. 
make sure they're activity-oriented rather than results-oriented -- like, instead of, "i'm going to find a new job," say, "i'm going to apply for two new jobs a week." get it? : ) 
 1. learn a new thing in photoshop every day. this is a big one for me. since i'm entirely self-taught in photography & photoshop, i haven't completely learned the ins & outs of my editing tools. i'm ready for some fancy new tricks. 
 2. a random act of service every day. i really believe the way we treat others is reflected back in how we treat, take care of, and love ourselves. i'm an incorrigible optimist and my favorite thing is to share that with others -- whether it be complimenting every person i run into, sending a handwritten note, babysitting for a friend, etc. i want to make this a priority -- something that's on my to-do list every day, right beside work, errands, and chores -- because it's just as, if not more, important than everything else. 
3. tell robbie what i'm grateful for each day. i try to post gratitude lists on this blog two to four times a month. but what a wonderful feeling it is to fall asleep after sharing with my husband what i'm grateful for today, and what i'm looking forward to tomorrow. and hearing the same from him. 
4. cook something new at least once a week. cooking is one of those things where i never had a strong, clear role model to emulate. i've always loved trying to cook & bake new things, but most of my inspiration comes from blogs, pretty cookbooks i find, and, let's be honest, martha stewart. when i eventually have kiddos, i want them to love eating the food i make. and i want to be able to whip up things without staring at a book every time. and i want to be a model for them. so, without further ado, i'm off to catalog some recipes! 

19 comments:

  1. Love this!! I might have to give this a shot.
    jennybodell.blogspot.com

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  2. Doing this when i get back! Gratitude lists are huge for J and I! We do it most nights!

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  3. I love this! Such a good idea...I'll definitely think up a few for myself :)

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  4. Aww Bridget these are such good ones! I read this the other day on A beautiful Mess and loved it too. Also, I love the red plaid with the mustard pants. Happy Friday and I hope you have an awesome weekend!
    xo Hannah

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  5. i love each of these! and those pants are so cute -especially on you Bridget :)

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  6. What a great idea! Going to try something similar.

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  7. aw this is an adorable post! And I'll definitely be taking a leaf out of your book.. especially with the job on!!



    raspberrykitsch.com

    xx

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  8. It's great! I saw the original post and thought it was a great idea, so I really might have to give it a go!

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  9. Great idea!! Gonna try something like this :)

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  10. I love these goals. You're inspiring me to create my own. Have fun playing around in Photoshop - the exposure tool and color balance are my BEST friends. Also, can't wait to see what type of recipes you create. I'm sure with your photog skills, the pictures will be stunning!

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  11. I'm obsessed with your blog.
    I think its the greatest.
    thanks for all the bloggin!

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  12. These are all lovely ideas! I keep telling myself that I want to try cooking something different each week, but I can never follow through.

    <3 Melissa
    wildflwrchild.blogspot.com

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  13. This is great, so important to remember to prioritise doing good, having fun and celebrating life

    http://ahandfulofhope.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. Really nice goals! I think they would be a perfect fit for me as well actually. I don't know anything about photography or photoshop at the moment but I would really like to learn, same with cooking. I'm actually going to try to cook something with my grandma today haha :)

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  15. You have the absolute cutest blog, EVER i'm defiantly going to keep up with you i'm like addicted now! ahhh LOVEE!

    http://everythingsalwayssunny.blogspot.com

    kristin
    xx

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  16. i loved elsie's post and i love yours. i hope one day i will be able to whip things without having to have my nose buried in my recipe book too.

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  17. This post is awesome! Your list of goals is so interesting since it talks about simple things like Photoshop (I'm self-taught as well) and social interactions. I hope you'll succeed!!

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