A Beautiful Mess has a challenge/idea on her blog to just set yourself Four Simple Goals to achieve before the end of the year.
1) Choose simple goals that will make your life richer and happier on a daily basis. Choose things you may not otherwise get done, but that are not difficult to accomplish.
2) Do not choose result oriented goals, choose activity oriented goals. for example…. instead of “lose 10 pounds”, choose something like “eat fresh fruits and vegetables every day”. get what i’m saying? positive actions instead of just the end result!
3) Choose goals that are personal that you believe will truly make your life richer just by doing them! they can be daily, weekly or one time experiences.
4) Choose a reward for each goal as it is accomplished! it can be a small or large reward.
5) Blog your goals, each one as you achieve it and a big post when they are all finished before the new year!
1.) Start decorating the house one room at a time using refurbished/thrifted items: I love fashion and design but I hardly ever act on my love of it. I get scared about the cost or the what ifs or the worry of it being lame. I rarely take charge and go for the ideas out of stupid lame fear. Bah to fear. This also requires me to look in unusual places for stuff and step outside of the box a bit more. I want our house to feel more like I am living in it for a long time then a place I plan to leave in a year.
2.) Dress nicely one day per week: This one I kind of stole from Miss Zoot but it has been rumbling about in head long before her 4 simple things post. I used to dress nice all the time for hockey and work and going out but now I have no requirements for that kind of dressing. I have reasons why I stopped wearing dresses/skirts/cute shoes but none are really applicable any more. I am ready!
3.) Bake or cook one new something per week: I love to both bake and cook but in the past year I have not had the time/made time /been very interested to do much of anything new. This is a good time to start again. I follow at least a 1/2 dozen food blogs or more and I own at least a dozen cook books and yet I hardly try out the things I see that look interesting.
4.) Get our photos organized: Buy albums and put them in albums, print off ones I like and replace old ones in frames around the house. Upload and organize them on Snapfish and start sending them to my family again (who do not know about this blog and never ever will thankyousomuch for asking...)Generally just take care of my photo world. I was really great about this until around the middle of Marisa's first year when Barb got sick and passed away. It just seemed suddenly so unimportant and while I love photos I have been distant from the process. And yet I realized recently how much I love the process and how I have been longing for the updating and cleaning and organizing of photos for a few months now.
Let the games begin!