Ringing in 2012 with the Juicy Truth

Happy New Year Everyone.

Are you making resolutions? (Have you broken them already?) I'm terrible at making them and terrible at keeping them. I prefer to simply make a nice long list and leave it at that. I'm not going to make a list of changes or resolutions for me to complete in 2012. Just a simply list of "to do", it's sort of cheatin gaying I'm going to resolve something if it is on my list of to dos right?

This years I WILL continue to recycle more, be more patient with my children, realize I am not perfect,  be gracious AND kind, play with my kids more, worry less, laugh more, and shoot my camera on manual more.

This year I WON'T complain, judge, be so hard on myself, stand up for myself more, talk bad about myself, shy away from making new friends, get out of my little comfort box, talk to more people (simply saying hello doesn't count), stay up until 2AM!

This year I resolve not to change is the idea that I need to experiment more with my camera. I want to be more daring, more challenging. I want to change the idea that I am just a mom with a camera taking photos of my children. I want to expand my knowledge and learn and grow. With experimentation comes failure and mistakes. Some stuff just doesn’t work. I need to not be afraid that I am gong to make mistakes and have failures along this path. With the failures, I need to remember to not scurry back to my comfort zone. No risk, no reward, right?

Wishing you all much love, laughter, health and happiness in 2012. 

What about you? Did you make any New Year’s resolutions for 2012? What do you resolve not to do any differently this year? Go share your resolutions with Trop50 on their Trop50 True Resolutions Facebook page.

Disclosure: I am working on the Trop50 True Resolutions campaign and was compensated for this post. My opinions are my own.