So, I got to looking at my 12 By 2012 Bucket List and got a little anxious. 2012 is coming up at rapid speed and at the rate I’m going, I know for a fact that I won’t get to cross all 12 of those items off my list before the year is up.
As the week is coming to a close, I wanted to pause for a moment and reflect on some of the things that I HAVE accomplished recently. I think what this “12 By 2012” exercise taught me is that I need to be better about setting realistic goals… or making sure I celebrate seemingly small accomplishments in life so I don’t get all bent out of shape whenever I look at my master Bucket List and think “My god, when am I EVER going to do all of these things?!” Because let’s face it. We’re all busy girls and despite what we may think, we all get a LOT of things done but don’t always give ourselves credit.
So, without further ado, I may not be able to cross them off of my bucket list, but here is a short “I DID IT!" list to make sure I celebrate some of the things I have been able to complete recently:
- Posting Wedding Photos to Facebook: My trifecta of families had been bugging me to no end to post photos of the wedding, and although it took me over 2.5 months and I sacrificed sleep for it earlier this week, it feels really good to have that off my plate.
- Got My Wedding Dress Dry Cleaned: Again, it took me almost 2 months to drag myself down the 1.5 blocks to the dry cleaners, but considering my priorities lately, I consider this a win. (Plus, I got a much better deal than I was expecting!)
- Cleaned Up the Living Room: Okay, so my decision to buy a new, smaller desk for the ‘home office’ area of our living room may have been a hasty one during a quick weekend trip to Target, but this small piece of furniture has completely transformed the look and feel of our tiny space. (It’s predecessor was an unwieldy, too-big IKEA desk that never quite fit in and made seating semi-awkward.) We’d been putting this off for months thinking we’d sort it out when (if?) we moved to another apt but it feels great to just have it out of the way.
- Started Christmas Shopping: So, I can’t cross this off completely yet and I haven’t exactly made loads of progress (bought 1 gift), but I wasn’t expecting to be able to even begin thinking about this until the last minute this year, so I’m happy to have at least gotten something done! :)
What have you girls gotten off of your plate lately? Love, Nik
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