So every year I focus instead on smaller goals. For 2013 I've decided to break them down into simple monthly goals. I'll be sharing them here at the beginning of every month, not only to spark some thoughts, but to hold myself accountable. Here are my small, simple dreams for January.
Eat dinner at the table. With real dishes, linens, candles...the works. (Preferably real food, too, but...one thing at a time).
Is it so weird that I can count on both hands the number of times we've eaten dinner at the table since getting married? We almost always eat on the couch; not to watch TV, just because, well, it's comfy.
But I want to make dinner feel more special, more set apart, I guess, from the rest of the day. And I want an excuse to buy some pretty cloth napkins.
Host a craft/tea party. Again with the cloth napkins. Also, a way to justify the craft supplies that keep appearing in my house.
Get caught up. On projects. On cleaning and organizing. Does anyone else feel completely thrown off track after Christmas?
I'm like, "Where am I? What was I doing with my life before sewing stockings and party hopping and doing enough Christmas crafts to make Martha Stewart sweat?"
Take more pictures. As always.
What are some things you're challenging yourself to do this month? Besides finding a way to creatively get rid of all those Christmas cookies?