There seems to be a new trend in coming up with a word to describe what you want out of the upcoming year. It sounded like a pretty great idea: choose a word and work your goals around it. I like the idea of goals having a main theme/focus as opposed to a random list. I starting thinking about what my word would be for 2013. I saw a lot of “Inspire” “Create” “Cultivate”. They’re all fantastic words, but they just didn’t hit home.
I finally decided my word will be “Film”.
Film encompasses many different things I want to see happen this year.
Most obviously, I want to go back to the days when I went to see movies on a regular basis. I love movies. Of all kinds, from all eras. A movie theater is my oasis. A place where I can sit for two hours and be transported to another place and another time. I don’t need to be a mom or a wife or employee for those two hours. I get to be just a person in the audience, ready to take in whatever the movie has in store for me. I don’t care if it makes me laugh, cry, weep (I’m looking at you, Les Mis), or leaves me feeling inspired (yes, Mr. Lincoln, I mean you). I just want to be in that red seat, popcorn and Coke in hand, at the mercy of the producers, screenwriters, directors and actors. I may even start posting movie reviews. You’ve been warned.
I want to film our lives more using my real camera. I want to capture more every day moments, learn how to let go of the auto settings, practice post-processing. I also want to start printing photos. What good are they on a hard drive, only looked at once every six months? No good. I look at my children and realize they went from babies to big kids almost overnight. I don’t want to forget these moments. I love my Sony NEX-3, but it’s hard to find online tutorials for it (it’s a hybrid DSLR), but I’m determined to learn how to take photos without the Auto settings applied. TH bought me a new, shiny laptop and Photoshop Elements 11, which I’d also like to learn to use more effectively. In other words, be prepared to start seeing my mediocre photography more and more around here.
On the blog side of things, I want to film more vlogs. I adore video blogging. Sometimes, I think it’s easier than writing a post. I can talk. A lot. (those that know me are thinking that’s an understatement) It’s easy for me to spew my thoughts on camera and I want to do more of it. I have a lot of trips planned this year, and I’ll be showcasing more video-based trip reports. Extending my reach on YouTube has been a goal of mine for quite some time and this is the year I’ll get it done.
So there you have it. 2013 will be the year of Film. Do you have your word for 2013? Leave a comment and share it with us!