Weely Photo Challenge: Resolved

I don’t really do resolutions, so this challenge has been a tough one for me.


When I was twenty-three, I had a month of solitude. During this quiet period, I came up with my “meaning of life.”  I was able to distil the meaning of life (for me) into two parts.  One is to be a lifelong learner, to be continually evolving and open, not just intellectually, but also emotionally.  The other is to have a positive impact upon others, to be a positive force in the world…. to be kind, compassionate, and empathetic.  Now, at forty-four, I resolve to continue on this path.


I resolve to continue to exercise daily, eat a healthy diet, and get my nightly eight-hours of sleep.  I will continue to practice “being in the now.”  I will continue to follow my bliss, walking in nature and photographing the beautiful things I see.


I resolve to secure income-providing work opportunities.  If anyone hears of a part-time work for a nature-loving MBA with an employment background in international marketing, please let me know.  I also have a strong financial background, with enough accounting units to sit for the CPA exam.  I’m open to receiving leads!


I resolve to continue to be the best mom, wife, daughter, and sister that I can possible be.


I resolve to continue to create community and facilitate friendships through the two nature-oriented social groups that I created in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Now how do I express all this in a photo?

UC Berkeley Botanic Gardens 021

Did you create resolutions for 2013?

To see the challenge… Weekly Photo Challenge:  Resolved


  1. Clanmother says:

    I resolve to continue following your amazing blog! You have chosen well.


    1. Thank you, Clanmother!


  2. mmtread says:

    Soooo, your resolution is to continue to be bodaciously awesome? Excellent! I’d say just keep doing what you’re doing and you’re good on the resolution front. Keep it up, Nature Mom!


    1. Haha! I think I was trying to say that I made those “resolutions” over the years (not just in January, but I adopt “healthy” changes whenever it seems like a good idea). What I don’t think anyone knows is that I was self-employed for a few years as a massage therapist / personal trainer / wellness coach, so I kind of have the things down that most people make as resolutions. 🙂 I have lots of other things I’m constantly working to improve upon (being a better parent, learning to use my camera, improving my writing, etc). But those aren’t “new”….


  3. Alex Jones says:

    Good goals, and I like your comment “life is a work in process”.


    1. That it is. It’s always changing. We have to adapt.


  4. What wonderful personal goals and challenges. I think I am closely aligned to those same intentions, although it took me a much, much longer time to get there! 🙂 What delightful, personal gifts you are offering to your precious son!


    1. I can see through your writing that you are also of the same mind. Also, these are goals and intentions, but I don’t always succeed. All I can do is my best and be kind to myself when I falter. Life is a work in process!


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