I don’t like resolutions. There. I said it. I think it’s great to want to better yourself, and some of the things people come up with sound like fantastic ideas. Here’s what I don’t love. January 1 is not magical. Sure, it feels very fresh, and your house feels so much bigger without decorations and full of possibility, BUT it is not magical. In fact…it’s mostly hype.
After that downer of a first paragraph, let me be a little more positive. If you want to better yourself in some way, GO FOR IT! You can definitely do it! It’s probably a great idea, and I hope you succeed! If you didn’t make resolutions, that’s okay too. If on January 17th you decide there’s something you want to do…do it! If it’s not until March or June or September 45th, do it! I love setting goals. I love making lists. I love accomplishing a task. You don’t need January 1st breathing down your neck. Goals are for whenever you make them. January is great, but we have a full twelve months to do fantastic things, and whenever you start is a great time to start.
All of that being said, I’ve got a few goals for the month. Not resolutions, not life changes, not made-to-be-broken promises of greatness. There are just a few things I’d like to get done.
1. Finish cleaning the baseboards. I’ve done about half of the house, and they stay pretty clean (especially if you wipe them down with a dryer sheet). I’d just like to get it done before I’m giant and have to drag my whale-sized body across the floor.
2. Meal plan. I’ve actually got a good jump on this one. I made a list of about 20 or so meals for the month. We shopped for half of them and in a few weeks we’ll do the other half.
3. Pare down my clothes. I got rid of a few things already, but I know there’s more to be done. I have things I haven’t worn and things I’ll never wear again that really just need to go on. There not doing me any good.
4. Organize Keith’s closet. For some reason, my incredibly low maintenance husband takes up two closets to my one. (If you’ve met him, this should shock you.) One has his every day stuff and the other houses dress clothes, scrubs, and hunting clothes. Here’s the thing though…he doesn’t even have that many clothes! Now that we’re bringing home baby (who will need a closet of his/her own), Keith’s stuff is being relegated to one closet. (Keith…if you’re reading, I’m coming for your stuff. Move it or lose it.)
I think I’m leaving it at four. I’m sure by next month I’ll have plenty more to do, but these four are a good start. 2015 is going to be a big year. I’ve got to whittle away at my to-do list while I’ve still got two free hands! Now to the rest of you goal-setters…GO FOR IT!