My resolution for January was to have a no spendy month. It was successful-ish. I didn't buy any clothes or gadgets but I did buy four cds (though I did use gift certificates and felt guilty.) I say successful-ish because I managed to stretch the definition of "necessity" to suit my needs. A morning latte went from being a treat to being a necessity and it didn't break the rules of no spendy January. A night out with friends that included multiple pitchers of yummy cocktails was deemed necessary because of a nightmare week at work. I'm not disappointed in myself, though. I didn't buy clothes or puppy raincoats or delicious boots or any of the other things I was tempted by, which meant that when Ben's boobies, and Love Harder, and Canada for Haiti came along I had a few extra dollars in my pocket to donate. So no, my bank account is no better off now than it was at the beginning of the month but I'm still deeming January's resolution a win.
My resolution for February is to use my camera daily. Lately I've been in a photo rut. I take pictures of the pups but not much else. My plan for February is to get out and about with my camera. I might not post an Olympic-themed photo every day but I am going to try to focus on taking photos of the city I love.
I snapped this in Stanley Park. The Olympic rings are floating on a barge with Vancouver in the background. The coloured sails on the right are Canada Place and the orangish glow on the left is the port.