I have spent the past seven days meditating over what I really want the next 365 days to look like . . . or I guess I should say the next 358 ;) either way, I now know what I desire in myself for [what some are calling] “Sweet 16,” so here are my six 2016 to-do’s:
– Complete the 52 Lists Project.
– Be a better bathroom mate to my husband.
– Put things back where they belong.
– Routinely make plans and execute them daily to help achieve my life goals.
– Shop less but create more.
– Realize a task takes as long as it takes.
I really took the time this year to decide on what I wished to accomplish. The first is ultimately a gift to myself. I read about this book by Moorea Seal in the latest issue of Real Simple magazine and just had to have it to help further my personal relationship with myself [thank you, Amazon.com!] I mean at the end of the day each of us needs to be our own best friend and frankly I’m pretty mean to “Jenna” at times.
The second I wage might sound a bit weird because I am what I would call a “neat” person or someone who has a bit of O.C.D, but as my husband has quickly discovered, it can be a bit selective at times and I’m honestly not a great person to share a bathroom with [literally hair everywhere] when getting ready, I almost always come through a little like a twister and leave the place in cosmetic shambles :/ and although D keeps a very good head about it, it isn’t fair to him and needs to be resolved A.S.A.P. which leads into my third of just simply putting things away in general after I’m done with them. Take my upholstery studio for example, I work and work and then just leave things strung all about at the end of the day = making the next day unmotivating and a bit painful in getting things started. So, yes, I am an avid cleaner and top-notch organizer but more tidiness from this nerdy girl is must.
The rest of my goals are deeply seeded in my artistry or my need to be creative. Us, artistic types have great imaginations and are equally as good at procrastination. The putting-off of tasks then also makes us the worst judges and juries to ourselves. I need to be a better planner. I need to be a better executor. I need to be patient. I need to be kind. I need to see the good in what I already have and the greatness that lies ahead.