For many of us, the beginning of the year is a time to plot our course, to visualize where we want the year to take us and what we'd like to accomplish. It normally helps that we're on vacation, with family and removed from the mundane aspects of our daily lives. In that space, we're free to dream up all kinds of things for ourselves. We're gonna paint the kitchen and organize the closets and cook at home! It's all so possible! You might even remember that we had some resolutions here at Apartment Therapy and now that Summer is fast approaching, tickets for weddings and vacations are being purchased, work is shifting into overdrive and we're already finishing up with April, it's time to remind ourselves what we wanted for the year and to refocus:
Of course it's normal that goals would shift, that the things that felt important 4 months ago might not be as relevant today. But some things are important. So now that we're a third of the way through 2009 and the summer is looming ahead full of promise and long weekends and daylight, chime in and recommit to the things you wanted to work on in your home!
One of my resolutions was to spend more time on weekends having fun and less doing chores. I have seriously let myself down on this one. It seems I'm always doing laundry or loading the dishwasher instead of going outside or making plans with people. I also use the excuse that the house isn't clean enough to keep from inviting people over. But my resolution was to entertain more and while I've done a little more I could definitely take it up a notch and honestly the house is no excuse. So that summer party I want to host, it's time to put it on the calendar and send out an email and make it happen.
This past weekend I cleaned out 2 closets and got my paperwork more in order so that I would feel free to go and have a good time this summer without the guilty feeling that I haven't done my homework. Now I know the closets are overflowing with clutter and I can find what I'm looking for.
But then there are things like learning how to make fancy flower arrangements that I would still love to do, but it isn't as big a priority. In fact, having an herb garden became much more important and I made it happen and that feels great.
So what resolutions can you make happen over the next couple of months? Have your goals shifted, have you already crossed a bunch of things off the list?
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