I thought about going outside to take real photos today, but this is all we got. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You’ll be happy to hear though that I managed to stay outdoors, in a storm for approximately one hour (maybe even longer) with no complaints. It was actually quite nice, and yes I wore my pleather leggings under my value village snow pants that I went out and purchased today. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But on that note, I am not so secretly hoping school isn’t cancelled tomorrow because this has felt like the worlds longest Christmas break and trying to work with a toddler on your lap isn’t fun. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Buttt if it is cancelled, I guess I’ll build a snowman.
The people have spoken, and they spoke my language. 60% of you voted for “Hidden Falls” which is the middle left colour and it’s going up first thing tomorrow morning before I start my work day. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’m not going to lieI’m a little bit nervous because this is definitely out of my comfort zone and I really hate painting so doing it again anytime soon isn’t an option for me. Well if I really hate it, I’ll take one for the team but I’m going for anyway and I think once my @oppositewall art gets hung, it will be perfect. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I think more of us should take risks in our homes and not be afraid of the trial and error process. Also to not be discouraged if a project doesn’t work out on the first try. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’m hoping to share more of my house projects in 2020, so here’s to the first of many!! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I wish I could say I enjoyed being out in the snow doing all of the outdoor exploring and activities but it honestly makes me a little cranky. I’d totally prefer to enjoy the snowfall from inside with a cup of tea. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ BUT I did promise Tim I would make more of an effort this winter to get outside so I am going to try. Maybe I’ll start with a monthly outdoor activity and work my way up. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But really, I’m actually just counting down the days until I leave for Arizona. It may only be for a week, but boy do I love having something to look forward to in the middle of the winter. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Until then, I’ll be working on house projects and trying to drag my butt outside on occasion. Maybe we just need a hot tub. I’d be outside everyday.
One final festive photo until December 1st 2020 because I’m still sad that I had to take this down yesterday. . I’m usually excited to take Christmas decor down except for my garland. Anyone else feel like their house is totally naked when they take down their decorations? . Our next project to make our stairs feel less naked is to hang some large family photos going up the stairs. I’m embarrassed to say that we’ve had them framed for months butttt that’s how we roll. I’m hoping today can be the day to get them hung because if I don’t I’m afraid I’ll have another idea for my stairs before I get them up. . My clients always tell me how bad they are for getting photos printed, and I have to be honest, I’m totally in the same boat BUT progress remember? . What are your weekend plans!?
Any other self employed peeps find themselves in a bit of a tizzy when January hits? . Let me explain. Most self employed individuals or small businesses experience a quiet season. For me, it’s January, but from April (ish) all the way through to December, I’m usually busy enough that there are still all of these other “things”, that I just don’t have time to work on or accomplish. Both in my personal life and my business. I get so excited during those busy months, for the slower months to come so I can work on XY and Z. But then January hits and I KNOW I have lots of stuff to do but don’t really know where to begin. It’s like I’m in shock. The empty calendar feels nice but it’s easy to adapt to the slowness. I also want to be productive and take maximize my time. . I’m stuck between taking my decorations down, doing last years “dirty work” like updating invoices (my least favourite part of being self employed) and trying to focus on what I want this new year to look like. Oh and my kids are still home on winter break, and I still don’t know what day it is. That doesn’t end for me after January 1st. . The first week of January is just a bit of a tizzy for me, and I haven’t quite nailed “getting back in the groove” as quick as I’d like, but I’m moving forward and that’s all that matters. . I don’t even know if there was a purpose in this post other than to try and conjure up how I’ve been feeling since the clock struck 12 but I do think it’s important to not let the tizzy get you down if you thought you were going to be a “brand new-best version of yourself- gym going-healthy eating-happy go lucky-structured sally”. Don’t beat yourself up if you’re still on the struggle bus. . If you’re going to work toward anything this year, let it be progress! I have to remind myself of this ALL.OF.THE.TIME. Progress is everything. Perfection is impossible. I know it’s a common message we hear a lot, but going at your own pace is so important! . Own that in 2020. I know I will be as I continue to fight through my “New Years Tizzy”. . 📷: @elizabethinlove
Spending the first day of the year snuggled up with the ones who matter most, and with coffee. . We made it home just in time last night to pick up some treats, unpack and pitch the tent in our living room (a new tradition that we started last year over the holidays that Posey loves!). We watched Toy Story 4 and passed out well before midnight, and then I woke up to Tim on the phone at 4:00am with his credit card company because he couldn’t sleep and randomly happened to check his banking to find that someone had been using his credit card info for the last two days. Not sketchy at all 👀 luckily, we got it sorted out and caught it right away! . And now, we’re back in the tent and there’s no place I’d rather be. Happy New Year Everyone! . How are you spending your first day of 2020?