Hello, sweet friends. I know, I’ve been quiet for a while. To be quite honest, I needed a break. I needed to breathe. I haven’t had much to share here because I’ve been intentionally not working on any projects. But I thought I’d stop by and give a little update.
As I’ve casually mentioned, I got a new job. More detailed thoughts to come later, but long story short, it’s awesome and I totally love it. I feel like a whole new woman! Between jobs, I had two weeks off. I thought it’d be a great opportunity to relax, unwind, get back to my old self, let my brain decompress a little.
But what did I do instead?
I stressed out. About the most ridiculous STUFF. What projects I had coming up next, what I was going to do with my blog, stuff I needed to buy, things I needed to work on. What if I did this to this room, what if I did that to this piece of furniture, man we really need a new couch… Two weeks went by and I could have just kicked myself for wasting it away being worried about absolutely nothing!
However, I did realize right at the very, very end how silly I was being, and literally the night before I started my new job, I wrote down a few summer resolutions. I thought this would be a good place to share them, right here on the internet, and make it all officially official.
Summer 2017 Resolutions
in no particular order…
- Keep the house clean and tidy. At some point over the last couple of years I have become a slob. I recently bought The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up* and only just started reading it, but I am sooooo looking forward to getting rid of mass amounts of stuff (*affiliate link: if you click and make a purchase I will earn a small commission at no extra cost to you, see my disclosure policy for details)
- Stop collecting shit. See above.
- Read more. I’m trying to be more intellectual, ya’ll. I want to slow down, stop worrying, just relax, read for pleasure, stop mindlessly scrolling on the internet.
- Spend more time outside. I need that vitamin D.
- Brush and bathe Dani regularly. Poor girl goes through phases of being neglected.
- Journal. Writing things down helps me clear my mind and just feel better. On a related note, I will be sharing more personal thoughts and ramblings (such as this) on the blog as well.
- Spend more time doing nothing. I want to focus less on jumping from one project to another and take a little time to breathe.
- Eat better, move more. I literally started a diet my first day of my new job and I already feel a gazillion times better.
- Be a better wife. Sometimes I fall into the trap of selfishly worrying about my own shit and not thinking so much about others, particularly my husband. I don’t want to do that. I want to be better.
- Finish what I set out to do.
- And finally, bonus resolution: wash the sheets more often. No explanation needed.
I’m looking forward to the summer. Slowing down, taking it easy, and just breathing. I will be sharing some thoughts soon on starting my new job and how much this change has meant to me, but to give a little preview, I was in a very bad place before. I knew it at the time but I can see it even more clearly now. I wasn’t happy with where I was and what I was doing, and I needed to move on to something different. I am happy now and feel light and free and like me again. I really needed a fresh new start, and I’m beyond ready to embrace this summer and make the best of it. I think great things are going to happen this summer, I feel it coming.