We made it! 2013 is here, the holidays are over and it’s almost time for the kids to head back to school. Even though I love the holidays, I am looking forward to being able to get back to a normal schedule next week.
It’s the time of year for goals and resolutions and I have a few that I have set for myself for the upcoming year.
1. If you have it use it.
What good are things that you have but never use? Saving things for a special occasion that may never come is not only wasteful but ensures that you never get to enjoy the memories of using them.
From now on I’m going to try harder to wear the fancy jewelry, dress up in the outfit I’ve been saving, use the use the china to eat on with my kids, drink out of our wedding glasses and wear the things hanging in my closet that don’t see the light of day.
2. If you don’t use it, lose it.
This one may seem fairly obvious but I have a ton of things around my house that I’ve held onto, but are not being used so they are taking up space. Clothes obviously are a main item for me, but also tons of other things. I want to evaluate what I have and decide which items I love and are worth the space they take up.
3. Figure out a way to pass on useful items.
I despise having garage sales. I just don’t make money at them. I know people who do and I envy them, but for some reason I don’t. I am constantly giving away things to goodwill to avoid having it pile up in my house, but I often think I would like to try to resell some of it, like my clothes. Especially since I find a lot of great items, including name brand stuff, but I don’t have the space to keep it all when I find something else I love more. I have a few ideas on this but I’m open to hearing any suggestions you have…
4. Get ahead of my blog.
The things I post have pretty much all been what I’m wearing that day or the day before. This is good because it’s current, but annoying because I am taking daily photos and my posts usually end up being very late in the day. I would like to get ahead enough that I could have posts ready to go for at least a few days out. This will require much more planning on my part so we’ll see how it goes.
I’m wearing this shirt in part because of my goal number 1. It has been hanging in my closet for well over 2 years. I actually had to remove the tags to wear it today. I’ve tried it on to wear before, but for some reason I never could come up with something I liked it with.
Today I was determined though. I was going to figure out a way to wear it, and I’m glad I did. I really like the color and the detail on the sleeve and the neck.
These shoes are another item that I don’t wear as much as I should. I don’t know why because I really like them, I think they’re just hard to pair stuff with.
How about you? Have any goals for the new year?
Shirt: Worthington, purchased at JC Penney’s for 2.97
Jeans: purchased at the thrift store for 3.49
Shoes: dollhouse, purchased at Ross for 8.99
Belt: hand me down
Necklace: purchased at Rue 21, for 3.99
Watch, earrings, and bracelets: all gifted
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