2012, a year for doing…

This post has been swimming around in my head for some time. I did not want to jump on the ‘organising in 2012’ bandwagon, I have done that too many times before.  I did not want to make promises that I probably wouldn’t keep.  I did not want to focus on one word, though that one word seems to sum up where I am going.  Instead, I wanted to think about one important thing – success.  What does success look like to me?

I have ideas running around in my head, images, plans.  But I have yet to form a vision board showing what success means to me. But as these ideas have percolated, I realised that I am already meeting some of the criteria that demonstrate success to me. I am living in the house that I love, in an area that I love.  That I am slowly transforming into the beauty that I desire, with the decor to match.  My children are currently receiving the education that I envisage for them, even to the point that my daughter is going to a school that offers the Middle Years Programme of the International Baccalaureate.  I have had nothing but praise for the school my son has attended for the last 2 years.  And although I would love a new car (who wouldn’t), I love both of our cars – I am equally happy driving the Odyssey or the Jazz.

My shop, a work in progress, is exactly where I need it to be today, but tomorrow… it is heading in the direction I want it to go.  I am working towards my dream of being able to earn a similar income to what I do as a teacher, while working full time in The Needlework Boutique.

I have started taking steps to attain the weight and dress size that I desire to be, and I have started with decluttering and cleaning my house in earnest.  I hope to be able to take a photo of the front room and the study by Monday night to show you a wonderful, inviting place to sit and read, or to work.

My one desire – I prefer this to goal – is to have my house looking absolutely gorgeous by Christmas, as we are hosting one, possibly two family Christmas parties this year.

P.S. I still have a couple of posts to finish from January – the time got away on me.

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