|photo via Volume 25 blog|
I'm in an interesting place. For the first time since I can remember I have more time. My oldest is teaching in another state, my middle is busy with college (yep, another teacher), and our youngest will leave for college in the fall. All of this time makes it easy to invest more time into my teaching which I truly love, but I also know I need to set limits. I need to find other ways to spend my time. For this reason, I chose the word DISCOVER for this year.
Time: I hope to DISCOVER new ways to use my time. There are so many things I like to do, but fitting them all into my schedule is always the challenge.
Books!: I hope to DISCOVER new books. Carving out the time for reading is essential to this new plan. Spending more time with fiction is a big part of this plan (and my #nerdlution).
Places: I hope to DISCOVER places near and far, big and small. I'm going to start with great places to eat. You have to love a goal like this. When we travel we always comment about how we know less places in our city than in the cities we visit. My hope is to intentionally discover new places in Columbus and also discover new places as we travel.
Cooking: I hope to DISCOVER new recipes and Pinterest has sure helped me to begin this journey, but I also want to discover more about spices and ways to improve the flavors of food.
Photography: I hope to DISCOVER ways to improve my photography. I'm not planning on anything fancy here, but I'm thinking I can learn more about using my iPhone to photograph discoveries first.
Genealogy: I hope to DISCOVER ancestors' locations before coming to Ohio. I have many family lines back to the early 1800s, but apparently our family loved Ohio because in only a few cases does this take my research outside of our state. It has been several years since I have worked on my research and I want to spend more time discovering these stories. This will mean a few trips, visits to local historical societies and county courthouses, and much discovery.
I'll be keeping track of my discoveries using Photo 365. I can't wait to see the surprises ahead.