There is hindsight at the end of 2018. And of course, hindsight is always 20/20. But I think I did really well with my goals for the year. Rather than making a number of New Year’s resolutions that ultimately fail, this year I decided to pick a theme. I actually picked two. My two themes were relationships and mise en place.
The main relationships that I wanted to improve were my friendships, but I also wanted to become a bit closer with my extended family and colleagues. In January I started the tradition of the Squad Night off, which has continued roughly every month. Each of us hosting or choosing somewhere to go. I hope everyone is still interested and we can continue it in 2019.
I was hoping to visit my nan roughly every two months, but it was closer to three or four. But I did make an effort to call her every few weeks just to catch up.
I also didn’t see my in-laws all that much. Which is unusual considering we all live so close to each other now.
Mise en Place
Mise en place was my way of saying a place for everything and everything in its place. Unfortunately, I didn’t give this as much of my energy as I had hoped. I did manage to get rid of a lot of clothes that no longer fit anyone. I also managed to sell some things, making a little bit of money.
I’ve listened to a few podcasts and read a few books on the topic of decluttering. But I actually don’t like that word. I don’t like to think of my stuff as clutter. It had a purpose at one point in time, but it has served its purpose now and needs to move on. But I will continue to find a place for things and if it has no place, out it goes.
I used a few amazing resources throughout the year
- PODACST: The Art of Decluttering
- BOOK: Unstuffed by Ruth Soukup
- 31 DAY CHALLENGE: 31 Days To A Clutter Free Life
I really loved the idea of choosing a theme to focus on for the year, instead of choosing countless items to check off a list, or in my case not tick off. I’ve decided to select two themes again for next year but you will have to wait to find out what they are!
Did you also gain hindsight at the end of 2018?