A Handbook for 2010

Woo! 2010 really hit the ground running this month! Every single day I had something going on either with Harrington, my photo biz, ASMP or APA every single day. I am exhausted. I am sort of happy to see February start. A whole new month for me to try to plan out my time a little better.

I am currently in the process of seeking a wordpress designer. I want a new design for my blog. Its sort of stupid but I feel it will make me a little bit more productive, so we will see. If you know someone please have them contact me right away as I am ready to get started.

A friend of mine passed this Handbook on to me and I wanted to share it here. I am sure you have seen it, its one of those chain emails but this one I found really great. Sort of a referecnce guide as to how I want 2010 to be.
Enjoy and thanks for reading



1. Drink plenty of water.

2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.

3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants..

4. Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy

5. Make time to pray.

6. Play more games

7. Read more books than you did in 2009 .

8. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day

9. Sleep for 7 hours.

10. Take a 10-30 minutes walk daily. And while you walk, smile.


11. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

12. Don't have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive, present moment.

13. Don't over do. Keep your limits.

14. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

15. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip.

16. Dream more while you are awake

17. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need..

18. Forget issues of the past. Don't remind your partner with His/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.

19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don't hate others.

20. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.

21. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.

22. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.

23. Smile and laugh more.

24. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree...


25. Call your family often.

26. Each day give something good to others.

27. Forgive everyone for everything..

28. Spend time w/ people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.

29. Try to make at least three people smile each day.

30. What other people think of you is none of your business.

31. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.


32. Do the right thing!

33. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.

34. GOD heals everything.

35. However good or bad a situation is, it will change..

36. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

37. The best is yet to come..

38. When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it.

39. Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy.

Happy New Year!

2010!! Time to get it going right!!! Isnt that what everyone says at the beginning of the new year? I know I do, but for some reason it feels world wide, like everyone is trying to better themselves all together.
So what are your resolutions? Mine are the basic, hang out with good people, better my photography, and loose 30lbs. So far I am off to a slow start but I am thinking thats just the holidays wearing off.

One thing that I am working on is getting a new blog together so I can bring better information and resources to the photography community. Im a resourceful girl, with a lot of fun things going on and I want to be able to share them with you, with a better presentation.
So Stay Tuned. I am very blessed to have all the readers that I have and its only going to get better in 2010!

Share with me your resolutions or goals. Time to get it in for 2010!!
Thanks for reading!
Happy New Year
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