Since the New Year brings new beginnings, I thought it was time to change up my blog a little. Yellow is my choice for the change. It's bright and crisp. It's a happy color. It reminds me of sunshine and all the energy the sun gives us. Yes, I know my ducks are blurry on my banner but so is my life. It fits for now.
Have you made any goals for the new year? I have. My main goal is one that I've been toying with since last July but this year I am getting serious about it. It is to SIMPLIFY! Simplify what, you ask? EVERYTHING is my answer! Yup! This is my year to make my life easier and to do that I feel the need to declutter, organize and simplify. Yes, this means to clean out every corner, cupboard, closet, drawer, etc. in this house. I'm even going to tackle the Holiday closet in the basement!
I started this blog entry the other day and tried to finish it every day since. However, as soon as I started to finish it, something came up and I saved the draft and went about my business knowing I wanted to come back to it soon. In the meantime, I received my issue of Ali Edward's newsletter in my inbox. If you don't scrapbook, you probably don't know who Ali is so be sure to click on her name for her blog. She's one of my favorites! Anyway, in this issue of her newsletter, she talks about "one little word" and how it can be a powerful thing. She asks, "Can you identify a single word that sums up what you want for yourself in 2007?" My answer is YES! My word is SIMPLIFY! I've promised myself to think about it everyday and to embrace it. I have made it my mission to do at least one thing everyday to simplify my life. It can be anything as long as it has to do with getting rid of something, organizing or reorganizing something, decluttering or just plain doing things that need to be done. For instance, letting the laundry go for several days stresses me out. I know it's down there and I spend too much time thinking about and planning on when I am going to get it done. This year I am just going to do it when I think about it. If this means doing a load everyday, then so be it.
I already feel good about my choice of a word. Like something has been lifted off of my shoulders. I know I've only decluttered the refrigerator, organized a cupboard and cleaned out the bottom of my china cabinet but boy does it feel liberating!
Gotta run! I have a purse to clean out!
"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” Leonardo daVinci