I’ve said this before but the week between Christmas and New Years is my favorite week of the whole year. This week I’ve basically cleaned out and organized nearly every cupboard and closet in my house. (I still have a couple more days to finish the last few.) It feels so good to start out fresh and clean.
Usually I make a long list of resolutions and I am pretty good about keeping most of them. But this year I’m doing things differently. First, I am nervous about this new baby and his special feeding needs and surgeries so I am trying to not commit to very much.
That being said, I turn 30 in January and I’ve been wanting to do something special to commemorate this year. So I am simplifying and only doing really special and big things this year.
1. Live the Good Life
Light candles that smell good whenever I’m home, fresh flowers in the house, eat delicious high-quality food, have friends over for simple dinner parties often, plan outfits and wear makeup and perfume everyday.
2. Get reservations at The French Laundry and eat there.
3. Learn New Things from Amazing People
Do several internships this year to learn new skills (even if it means going into a little debt getting childcare.) I want to treat this year like I’m going back to school. I’m narrowing down which ones but some ideas I have are: working for a florist, working at a fabric or ribbon store, assisting a prop stylist, working at a cool boutique, working with a paper artist.
4. Run the NYC Marathon this fall. (or another marathon if I can’t get it.)
5. Go on a big trip when the baby’s surgeries are over (without kids).
I might add a few more things but this is my basic list. What are your goals this year?
photo from fine little day