Look at me! I'm on day 20 of this month and am not struggling the slightest with my goal!
This is a real departure from months past. To recap:
In January I got rid of 5 things per day. It felt great for the first couple of weeks, then I slowly...lost...energy. I had to really rally to finish strong. Here's a few thoughts about that goal, as I got to the end of the month.
In February I "shredded" every day with Jillian Michaels. (Well, via amazon.com, of course). Again, come mid-month I was faltering in my resolve to complete the 30-day Shred. I sort of got sidetracked by thoughts of clutter and other things.
In March I limited my time online to 60 minutes per day. Here are some thoughts I had as to why that was a struggle.
In April I wrote for 10 minutes per day about anything and nothing. Like the months prior, I again felt my energy waning as the month went by.
But I find myself over halfway through the month of May and have not missed facebook AT ALL. Not a bit. I am filling the time with other things... Like couponing, reading library books (like this and this. Don't you hate it when bloggers give you links, instead of just naming the titles? So annoying). Oh and doing a little back deck facelift.
Behold the before:
They kind of look like haunted house chairs, right? If I were crafty on the old photoshop, somehow I'd put a skeleton hanging limply of the side of the chair. Picture it in your mind.
The entrance to our apartment is an uncovered deck, meaning these chairs had been left to fend for themselves out in the rain and snow for the past two years. Yowzas. Really did a number on them.
About $19 and a total of maybe 20 minutes of spray-painting later, behold:
Looking cute with our blue door, right?:
The wreath was a wedding gift from our friend Bobbie, who made the arch we were married under out of sticks she found in her woods. When the arch was taken down, she made some of the sticks into a cute wreath for us. Awesome, right?
I love it. Now if only I could post these pictures on facebook.