In 2013, I resolve... | #101in1001

Each year my resolutions look kind of the same: exercise, simplify, learn better time management. So when I make my list of goals I try to be more specific, as specific goals seem to work better for me and I achieve more of them. It's as if the specificity holds me a bit more accountable. I've had some fun ways of displaying my goals around my office in the past. Check out my 2008 and 2009 goals. (Other years have been lost around the internet.)

This year I am resolving to bring back my 101 in 1001 list I started back in 2010. If my calculations are correct, it's been 743 days since the start of this challenge, approximately 500 days since I've abandoned the list, and I've got 258 days left to work on it. Of course, my life has significantly (an unexpectedly) changed since I started the challenge, so I went ahead and added a few more relative goals to the second half of the list (thus finally finishing the creation of the list).

Below are the goals I added, but you can see the list in it's entirety here.

  1. Run another half-marathon
  2. Earn a PR in the Smithfield Sprint triathlon
  3. Earn a new PR in the 5k distance (so far my best time was 36 mins in 2007)
  4. Run in a trail race
  5. Have my work featured on at least 3 different blogs
  6. Submit images and apply for WPJA
  7. Work on lowering carb and sugar intake
  8. Make the switch from coffee to tea in the morning
  9. Swap our chemical cleaners for home made cleaners
  10. Simplify our medicine cabinet by purging a lot of medicines and replacing them with herbs and essential oils
  11. Learn how to heal our bodies naturally (and save money in the process!)
  12. Travel to Florida to visit my grandmother
  13. Travel to Colorado to visit my sister
  14. Go on an anniversary trip with Tommy
  15. Spend more time finding inspiration through online photo sites
  16. Write something every day for a month
  17. Create a social media marketing plan and follow it
  18. Hire an intern
  19. Transfer business status from Sole-Proprietor to an S-Corp
  20. Repaint my kitchen walls
  21. Incorporate the use of an ipad into my business workflow
  22. Enhance Sincerely, Liz client experiences by adding gifts and surprises into my workflow
  23. Redesign Sincerely, Liz website and combine all of my online sites into one
  24. Rebrand Lynchburg Snapshot Studio
  25. Create a marketing plan for Lynchburg Snapshot Studio
  26. Develop and begin a preschool curriculum for Sunday (even if that means toddler school for now)
  27. Make running a regular part of my weekly routine
  28. Make 5 Pinterest recipes
  29. Complete 3 Pinterest DIY projects
  30. Create a "Sunday's First Year" book/album
  31. Go to the Farmer's Market once a month in the spring/summer. Buy and consume more fresh foods.
  32. Go geocaching with my nieces
  33. Shoot a photo session in an ice skating rink
  34. Simplify our magazine subscription list
  35. Make a photo album of our wedding pictures
  36. Swap out my beauty care products for natural, less expensive versions
  37. Go to a dinner theater with Tommy
  38. Have new head shots taken annually
  39. Start an annual head shot mini session day in late winter
  40. Go on a camping trip with Tommy while in Colorado
  41. Sell my landscape and art prints online
  42. Print and frame images for a collage of "life" in our hallway
  43. Take a weekend and "unplug" from all things digital
  44. Do a "day in the life" blog post
  45. Send a bouquet of flowers to someone "just because"
  46. Get a bold haircut
  47. Create the habit of making a weekly meal plan
  48. Find 3 healthy dessert recipes and make them often enough to no longer need to look at the recipe
  49. Host a party in our home
  50. Change most (if not all) the lightbulbs in our house to energy efficient bulbs
  51. Print at least two landscape canvas prints and hang them in our home
  52. Purchase some plants for our home and keep them alive
  53. Simplify my wardrobe by making smart accessory purchases and blog about the experience
  54. Move the Sincerely, Liz office into the basement from the current office space

I'm looking forward to documenting this journey here on the blog this year. A lot of these goals are already in-progress and it's exciting to think of all the great plans we have on the calendar for this year, both with the business and at home. I love living with intention. Life is so much better that way. <3

Liz Cook

Liz Cook is a wedding, birth, and motherhood photographer based in Central Virginia. Her intuition and creative perspective allow her to connect both professionally and personally with her subjects, and thus, her portfolio is saturated with authentic emotion. Whether she's sharing her story with fellow entrepreneurs or enjoying quality time with her husband and two daughters, Liz is both present and passionate about capturing and celebrating life. Her work has been featured by O "Oprah" Magazine, The Huffington Post, The Glitter Guide, Essence Magazine, domino, Rue Magazine, among others.