Over the last week I have noticed a lot of blog writers posting about their 2013 achievements. And I was reluctant to join in. After all, what had I achieved in 2013? I have yet to finish one stitching project in over a year, I have written few blog posts, I have struggled to keep up to date in both real life and the cyber world.
It wasn’t until I walked in to my front room on thursday that I realised that what I had achieved was so much more than anything I have experienced before! After a tumultuous 2012, I faced 2013 with determination. A determination that the events that resulted in a devastating end to 2012 would not hold me back. And it hasn’t. I have experienced so much success, much of it very personal, so I wont discuss it here, that I can look back on 2013 with pride.
What I can share here, and am proud to share here is the one goal that I have had for my entire adult life. It has been my goals for more years than I care to think about that ‘this will be the year that I declutter my house’, this year I will be more organised. And this year I will have a clean house. One that I can be proud to invite guests into.
Well 12 months ago, my front room looked like this:
Today, it looks like this:
A place where I can relax, and think, and read and stitch.
This is not the only room to be so totally transformed. And I am maintaining it. So yes, I have achieved a lot in 2013. And now I can look forward to 2014…
Until next time…