Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Two Goals

I have wanted basically for years to learn how to use my camera manually. I have only ever used it on two settings, A) Flash, or B) No Flash.

Pretty technical stuff!

So anyway...I just love pretty pictures, just like everyone. So it's time to start learning my camera better. Which is why Goal ONE- learn to use my camera manually...I suspect some library books will be on order!

Next, oh man. You know how like I go through phases of blogging where I'll blog everyday for a week and then none at all for a week? Well it's cause I suck at moderation. Just like this weekend- I got SO MUCH DONE! This happens all the time. I'll just have a SUPER few days, and then I'll crash and do nothing but watch tv and sulk and hate life for a few days. I think it's not the best habit. I mean, yeah it's not awful. At least I'm balanced. But I'd rather be consistently balanced. Make sense? So along with my new goal to learn my camera, I am going to try and capture some sort of happiness in my life every day...WITH my camera, and then blog it. I know, not that original. But I think it just might help me keep moving and keeping a sort of happiness with me each day.

I don't think of myself as a depressed person, but I definitely am a goal oriented person. An acheivement person. If I'm not like...doing something awesome then I feel like I'm so lazy and awful. So in a small way, I am resolving to achieve something each and every day. I am going to capture some sort of happiness in my day. Which I think will probably cause me to try and SEEK OUT or CREATE a sort of happiness each day. Sometimes, I'm just not motivated to even try. Maybe this little project will help me be more motivated.

A while ago when I was reading the happiness project (again, LOVED this book and highly recommend it) I was talking to my mom about it and how I think it'd be nice to just own the book (I had checked it out from the library) so I could go back and refresh myself when I needed it...but then I was like, "Well...I know it's not scriptures or" and my mom was like, "Well we are taught to seek after all good things." and kind of ever since that conversation the thirteenth article of faith (in our church we have 13 articles of faith. They are kind of like 13 things that our church holds true to) has been strongly planted in my mind. And here it is

 13 aWe believe in being bhonest, true, cchastedbenevolent, virtuous, and in doing egood to all men; indeed, we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul—We believe all things, we fhope all things, we have endured many things, and hope to be able togendure all things. If there is anything hvirtuousilovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things.

It's kind of a huge part of my belief system that we are supposed to seek after good things and happy things. Our life is about finding joy in the journey. If we just sulk by through our whole life and don't enjoy the huge blessings all around us, what's the point? I don't want to JUST endure. I want to endure with joy. 

So obviously I wont be perfect. I'll probably have many breakdowns and think my life is awful. But I am hopeful that these days will be less and less and I will soon see happiness all around me! Anyone want to join me? A picture a day of something happy in life? 

PS. This little project is perfect timing since it's supposed to snow tomorrow. Eeeeeeeek! I shall endure with joy! I hope!


Shannon said...

I lost my camera so I have been borrowing my parents camera. They have a nice one so I was thinking to myself that I should learn how to take good pictures of Otsy so we can capture her growth. Cool that you are doing it too.

I don't think that it's a huge problem to take a break from blogging sometimes but your picture goal sounds fun.

Sharon/Mom/ Grandma said...

That sounds fun! I have a hard time not taking a pic everyday. I feel like everyone would say, "how many sunsets can I blog, another ocean scene! I'm not ready to learn my camera, but I do want to learn everything my ipad can do, sooooo I will blog a pic a day, and spend 5 minutes doing the tutorial for my ipad. Sound like a deal!!?? That will get me blogging again!!! And that is something I really want to do!! I think of all kinds of things I want to blog, but don't because I think I have to catch up!! I have soooo many pics and videos to post. Maybe I should just blog one pic a day and that would be WAY better than none! love you!!!


I love this!!!!!!!!n I think I want to do it. And I def want to read that book, cause i really need it, an di have totally seen you change. love you.