2011 Resolutions

Posted by: Maggie

What I’ll be working on this year:

1. Lose 20 Pounds

After gaining back the 15 I lost last year, I’m going to set an even higher goal for this year. I’ve been going to the gym for 30-60 minutes Mon-Thurs, and Saturday. I’m giving myself a break on Fridays, and trying to do something physical with the family on Sundays if I skip the gym (in case you were wondering, cleaning the house counts!).

2. Make My Photo Business Successful

I just finished doing my books for my business for 2010 in preparation for filing my quarterly business taxes and yearly income taxes. While doing this, I discovered that I invested about twice as much into it as the revenue I got out of it. This is great for tax liability, but not so great for the success of my business. I think it’s been a slow start and I’ve put a lot of time and money into it. But I am very optimistic for the upcoming year. 2011 will be a great year for Maggie Keegan Gross Photography!

I’ve been working on my business and marketing plans. I’ve set goals for the number of clients I’d like to have monthly and for the year, my goal for per client sales, monthly revenue and profits, and yearly revenue and profits. I’m going to keep those to myself, but I do have them written down. And I’m working on my marketing and sales strategies to get there. My goals are challenging, but I think I can meet them.  And really I’ll just be happy if I end this year in the Black.

3. Give More of my Time to Josh and Eleanor

Last year I spent a lot of time working on myself and my business, and my legal work. I know that I did not spend as much time working on making a happy home life for Josh and Eleanor. I needed that year for myself, I know that I did. I needed to experience what I did to get to the place I’m in now, which is a really great place. Now that I’ve taken that time and worked through what I needed to work through and really figured out what I want my work and home and social life to look like, this is the year to make it happen.

I’ll be posting more about this later. For now, I will tell you that prioritizing my time will be my focus. I will be giving my time to what I feel is really important. And the most important thing in my life is my family. I’m starting with Eleanor. Now that I’m no longer working downtown, I have set a new daily schedule for myself which includes more time with Eleanor. She’s no longer on an 8-5pm preschool schedule. Instead she’s on a more normal school schedule of 8:30am-3pm Monday through Thursday and on Friday she goes to dance class in the morning and then is at school from 11am-5pm. That gives me a whole two extra hours with Eleanor every day!

I’m also going to give Josh more time. I’m going to shut down my computer an hour before we go to bed and try to work less on the weekend. And I’d like to continue our monthly date nights, and up it to two a month! I just decided this, so Josh should be excited. He loves date night!

4. Give More of my Time to My Friends

Along the same theme of prioritizing my time I’m going to give more of it to my friends. Like last year, I’m going to attempt to return emails and phone calls and I’d like to see friends a couple times month even if I can’t afford to go out. This year I will try to invite people over for dinner parties and movie nights. And I will try to keep in mind that it doesn’t have to be a big production when people come over, a movie and a pizza and a bottle of wine will do. Who wants an invite?

I have a really good feeling about 2011! I think this will be my year! (It’s also the last year of my 20s by the way! Yikes! It better be good!)

One Comment

  1. Josh 

    Yay! Looking forward to all of the above (except #1). :) Love you!

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