Yes, I realize it’s January 14th, and that the new year started two weeks ago, but it’s taken me a while to get myself together. The boys were out of school until January 7, which felt like 100 years (of joyous family time, of course!) and I spent all last week trying to get my house clean and my to-do list under control.
So today really feels like the start of the new year over here.
What have I been up to, other than vacuuming every single inch of carpet in my house and wiping all the counters with bleach? I started training for a half marathon on December 31; I’m running and swimming, and last week, on a whim, I went to a yoga class at my gym and it was the best thing ever. So now I’m working on my down dog and my balance, which should help with so many other things around here.
I feel like I’m s l o w l y starting to get my feet under me, after a long fall of just faking my way through the day. Over the holiday I cleaned out my closet (yes, again) and packed up all the pieces that I want to like but never wear — then I spent some time pulling together outfits with the pieces that are left. Yesterday I bought new mascara, which of course meant that I needed to clean out my makeup bag — and that lead to detailing the bathroom and getting rid of sunscreen that expired last spring (among other things). My goal for this year is to only have things in my life that I truly love or need — no more extra stuff.
I would like this to be the year when I have less and do more — Charlie and I are trying to explore more places in OKC, and I’m recommitting to regular manicures and pedicures (if only out of politeness to the other people in my yoga class).
I have managed to photograph everything I’ve worn this year (go me!) and I’m planning to keep it up. Because that guarantees that I will get dressed every day, which is a huge feat some days. I know you understand.