If you’re on my email list, you got a sneak peek at my word of the year already. For me, this is the Year of Finishing. From the easy things, like a few specific craft projects I’ve had in mind for YEARS and a small list of books I’ve been meaning to read for forever, to the more difficult things, like finishing the decluttering of the whole house, and a few others I’m not ready to talk about just yet. This year, they’re getting done.
Over the past few weeks, I’ve been creating a list on my phone of things I’ve been meaning to do, but just haven’t made the time to actually complete yet. They’re not in any particular order, and to actually finish all of them will be pretty impressive. But I like a challenge.
So why FINISH? I’m pretty good at productivity, and organization, and lists. So I certainly get things done when I need to. But there’s also a whole other list of “someday” things that I promise myself I’ll get around to doing, and then never do. And I don’t want to live my whole life with a list of someday things. I want to actually do them.
What’s on my list? I’m glad you asked. Here are some of the small things:
Books. Around the time I started my Year of Finishing list in my phone, I also started a list of books. Books for my blog/writing life, books for everyday, fiction that keeps popping up, and books to re-read. It’s not a super long list, but since I only read 14 books last year, it’s definitely plenty. (And every few days I think of another one to add, but I’m trying to keep this list only to books that I’ve been thinking of reading for YEARS as opposed to ones I just heard about on a podcast or something).
Simple things. Things like taking care of these empty boxes and unpacking the last few (which are mostly craft supplies that I may end up getting rid of). And finding the one mystery box that has a few decks of cards and the kids’ moon sand in it, because I have no idea where it is.
House things. Like figuring out a better solution for storing dress up clothes so that they don’t always get dumped out on the floor in search of one thing. Figuring out a way to display a couple of really fancy book sets I got from my Dad (and maybe even read some of them too!). Fixing a picture frame. Putting up shelves.
Learning things. Like going through the email essential oils course I signed up for months ago, finishing Meal Plan Rockstar and Your First Six Figure Launch, both of which I purchased at a discount and started last year but then got distracted from.
Crafty things. Like finishing this blanket that I had to restart last year. A shadow box project I’ve had supplies for since Jonah was a baby. Making another reusable Swiffer duster cover thing out of extra fleece.
Big things. Things like finishing my Real Food How To series on the blog here, and also getting the additional recipes ready for my next cookbook, which is going to be a lot bigger than Oat Flour Muffins.
And if that wasn’t all enough, I also have a few more personal things that I’m working on that I’m not quite ready to share just yet.
It’s going to be a big year. And it’s time to get stuff done.