By Amy Anderson:
I've been at war with clutter for a few years now. OK, maybe war is a strong word. Let's say, I've gone to battle here and there over the years. Every now and again I reach a tipping point where it drives me nuts, I demand that all of our surfaces be slanted and I freak out a little, yelling at everyone to clean up their shit (maybe not always in those words) and they do. That one time. And tomorrow, there's more shit. (Poor them because it quietly builds up until I can't take it anymore and to them it just came out of nowhere!)
After I work and work at it and it nothing changes, I eventually give up and decide it's just life, and we are cluttery people and it is what it is (OK, I never said that last part, I hate that saying but you get the gist).
Recently though, say, a couple of weeks ago I think, a switch flipped. I'm more determined than ever. Thing is, I'm evolving. And it's really quite...
Blog by Amy:
It's a brand new year once again! A clean slate, a fresh start, a new beginning, or maybe just another day. No matter how you approach the new year, you have to admit there's something a little symbolic about starting out, day one (or day 6 if you're a late bloomer like me).
I'm a firm believer that anytime is a good time to start something that's good for you but the new year somehow seems especially motivating, a perfect time to set some goals. In addition to setting new goals, I've become a fan of choosing a word for the new year. Something of a mantra, or a reminder of what you want to feel or achieve or acquire in the year ahead. My word for 2019 is FOCUS.
As usual I'm not exactly bursting out of the gate (I'm grateful that I'm not sick at least) but let's be real. This is an exhausting time of year. Many of us are still recovering from weeks of shopping, wrapping, socializing, decorating, planning,...