No Resolutions This Year...

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

For the first time in for as long as I remember (decades, people), I didn't set any new year's resolutions this year. Not one. Most days it has felt a little too laissez faire (and maybe this is a resolution in itself ... can I go a whole year without goals I'm constantly measuring myself against?), but the space it has opened in my brain is exactly the space I needed. I'm still working, still freelancing, still exercising, still setting goals, making lists, pinching pennies, wunderlusting, but I'm deciding what to do depending on my mood, not afraid of falling behind, taking on too much and mapping exactly what has to happen when. I feel like I've been given extra time and I feel I finally have the time to do pesky tasks I've ignored for too long, things I knew would make me more productive, but since they didn't fit neatly into my goals, they didn't get attention.

One of the first things I tackled this year was dealing with things around the house I had put off. We spend the majority of our time at home in our living room, and I've never liked the throw pillows we had on the couch. A hodgepodge of Brian's post-college buys and Target online orders I made in a rush that weren't what I was expecting (but I was too lazy to return), I finally took the time to pick ones I'd enjoy looking at. I was worried this could be a pricey project (every time I go to West Elm I'm shocked that the pillow cost that much, and wait, that's without the insert?!?!), but this, this and this from Wayfair caught my eye and a fraction of the cost I was expecting.

I also went through every drawer, shelf and closet and made piles of things to throw out and donate — we're at six big bags and counting. Next up on my list is making our den and desk space somewhere I actually want to work (it feels like a glorified storage unit for now) and our guest room a bit more cozy — it's currently functional, but far from cute. Basically, I want to get. stuff. done.

Also, after years of needing new glasses, I made an eye doctor appointment. Hurrah! This means more to Brian than myself who's tired of saying "YOU CAN'T SEE THE TV, I CAN TELL" and "YOU'RE SQUINTING AND THE BOOK IS RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU." Three years late, maybe, but point taken, my love.

I also feel like I have time to do things I want to be doing instead of arbitrary things I think I have to be doing. I want to make homemade pasta, take a yoga class, learn how to edit videos. Not locked into specific achievements, I think I can do more than any other year.

(This post was sponsored by Wayfair. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Make the Most.)


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