Because, New Year's Resolutions are soooo overdone!
I don't really have any New Year's Resolutions.
I went back to work on Monday and tried to adopt a more positive attitude about a job I really don't enjoy.
That lasted until about 9:30 a.m.
No matter how you frame it, crop it, paint it or dress it up in pretty clothes, I am really loathing that job. I'd quit and get a new job, but I think that's just a temporary fix.*
Shuffling paper, making dinner reservations, typing and transcribing, and being EVERY ONE'S go-to girl, isn't going to change if I go somewhere else. I'm overwhelmed with work to do and they keep piling it on.
It's going to be spectacular when I explode or implode.
All I want to do is take my lunch break again and not feel guilty for doing it.
Anyway, that gripe aside, I've made a Fresh Year's Determination to devote more to my hobbies.
Those hobbies include mainly baking and knitting with a little bit of sewing.
They're like the drug that takes the edge off the mounds of paper I have to file, but no time to file it.
They're the six beers you drink after work to numb away the fact you might be dinner reservations at swanky restaurants that aren't for you for the rest of your life.
They're the little things you create that are more meaningful and useful than a series of manila file folder labels.
And the worst injury you'll get from these hobbies is perhaps a burn on the side of your hand when you accidentally brush the oven rack pulling out a sheet of warm cookies, or a callous on your middle finger from where the knitting needle rubs.
Not the millions of paper cuts on your soul that shuffling paper for a living will give you.
All that philosophizing aside, there's a real reason for this post other than a pretty-picture-pity-party!
I'm in the market for a new point and shoot camera. We've had the big old Kodak Easyshare 4 MP camera for a while now and I'd like to have one that I don't have to share with Mr. Moochie, patron saint of gooey fingers and lens smudges.
The one thing I do want is a decent macro setting for those close up stitch and crumb shots.
I'm partial to Kodak and I've been sort of ogling this one
, but it hasn't come out yet and I'm not sure what sucks about it. Nor can I really tell if it has a decent macro setting. (maybe?)
Another Fresh Year's Determination is to post better pictures. I've been reading a few tutorials. But, I'll level with you, the technical talk makes me a bit cross-eyed.
So, if you've made it this far, do you have a recommendation for a moderately priced point and shoot (I don't want a paparazzi SLR camera) with a decent macro setting?* I realize I could go back to school and finish up my degree, but here's the deal -- I don't know what I want to be when I grow up. I'm not wasting that kind of money for some piece of paper that's not a guaranteed ticket to happiness. Part of me is happy I didn't finish my degree. Chances are I'd be exactly where I am today if I had it. How depressing would that be? A bachelor's degree AND stuck in that soulsuck of a job. I thought things were supposed to be clearer as you got older. I had clearer goals when I was 19.
Labels: Musings, Rants