‘Changes’ in January

Trumpeter Swans (by StarbuckGuy)

New Years is resolution time and whether they’re kept or not, resolutions are good thing. They’re a feedback system telling us that whatever we’re doing, and however we’re doing it, could use a few improvements. Some are naturals, involving health. My waistline is bulging again. No-brainer Resolution One: watch my eating habits. Eat more wholegrain products and less fat and sugar. Work on portion control.

I already exercise well as part of my cardio rehab, but I’ve slipped a bit on resistance training. So Resolution 2 is to get back into a regular resistance training schedule. I intend to use my handweights and tubing more.

I made a resolution last year to write more and by gum that’s one I’ve stuck to. I write almost daily and in my personal journal I target a minimum of 1000 words per session. I also have a modest fiction-writing project on the go. But my blogging has fallen off, so Resolution 3 is to increase the frequency of my posts in Silver Bullets.  To that end, I’m taking the NaBloPoMo theme challenge for January 2009.

Inspired by NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month),  NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) follows the same concept of encouraging you to write frequently, in this case with daily posts. January’s theme is ‘changes’ though participants are not required to blog on the theme.

I’m going to give it a try in January, especially since noticing that my posting frequency has dropped seriously in the past few months. I like the theme and will stick to it as often as ideas occur to me. I’ll also blog on some of my regular themes. I’ll attempt to keep the entries short — I have a tendency to turn blog postings into essays and I’ll try to curb that urge.

This in itself is a change, so wish me well. And on this 1st day of January 2009, let me wish you the best of health and well being in 2009. If, like me, you’re a photographer, I also wish you good light!