Summer Resolutions and a Fresh Start

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…

  1. 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)
  2. Stop collecting shit. See above.
  3. 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.
  4. Spend more time outside. I need that vitamin D.
  5. Brush and bathe Dani regularly. Poor girl goes through phases of being neglected.
  6. 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.
  7. Spend more time doing nothing. I want to focus less on jumping from one project to another and take a little time to breathe.
  8. Eat better, move more. I literally started a diet my first day of my new job and I already feel a gazillion times better.
  9. 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.
  10. Finish what I set out to do.
  11. 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.

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