Last year I posted my non-resolution goals. I use the word non-resolution because New Year’s Resolutions have a negative connotation to me…things that cause me stress and then later disappointment. Goals are things to strive for. If you achieve them-GREAT, if not, oh well, try again next year. Even a slight amount of progress towards a goal is a win. Slight progress on a resolution feels like a loss to me. Yes, yes, semantics….tomato-tomahto.
Anyway one goal was to reduce the stuff in my house because the amount is overwhelming. I have been pretty good about ditching old clothes that don’t fit or I don’t like any more. In terms of my blog topics, I have reduced my UFO pile. My Olive dress is the best example of that!
I had hoped to start/finish the corset and pink and blue dress but that is a no. But I did at least decide on what the purple fabric Lottie picked up for me in the States would be.
In terms of my knitting hoard, I have managed to finish a few projects and I did unravel one that I have no desire to finish. The unraveling started in the past few weeks. Two things happened. My last born moved out so now I have a holding ground (his old room) for things that I have gone through and want to keep but need to store until I clean out their new storage place. The second thing is my hours at work got cut in half. I have been starting to reduce stuff during this new spare time. (It doesn’t take effect until January but I have to use up some vacation time first.)
So not a blazing success but progress and that is a win.
Now as I look around at some of my Christmas crap that I have put up, I realize there are some that I just don’t love any more and I think they are hitting a box for donation…perhaps today.