As the final deadline I gave myself was the end of my maternity leave, which is approaching, did I achieve all these things?
Yes – I entered Maidenhead and Me, and my photo was exhibited along with all the other entrants.
The theme this year is people. I’m not a people photographer, so I probably won’t enter this time. Although I do have one idea, including a title – if I get a chance to take that photo I may change my mind and enter!
E-book about my creative projects
This stalled in the end as I just don’t get enough uninterrupted time now. Plus when I do, I’m catching up on things that are far more important to our household than a random e-book idea I had once.
I did finish off another e-book and publish it though! (You can buy it here. Please do consider looking, I know it sounds a bit eclectic but you might like it. And it doesn’t cost very much.)
I have also come up with a million other e-book ideas and discovered another one that needs finishing.
Writing down creative ideas
Yes. A lot of them.
Community events and involvement in Rotary
Yes. This got easier once I was able to leave my daughter with my husband for a few hours. So I’ve helped at a toy reindeer racing event, a health awareness day and an Easter fair. As well as continuing to go to club meetings when I can.
Am I glad I set these goals? Yes because it meant I actually entered something into the Maidenhead and Me exhibition. And I deliberately limited the number and scope of the things I said I wanted to do.
Am I sad I didn’t achieve them all? No, because I did publish one thing.
And because watching my daughter pick up bits of food and examine them, crawl quickly towards me, or pull herself up on a table are such lovely things. I wouldn’t want to miss them.
What are my next creative plans? Watch this space……..