The fall always makes me want to start fresh. I don’t know if it is the kids going back to school or the aisles full of fun office supplies in every store, but whatever it is, fall is the time where I reflect on how the year is going and what ways I want to change for the upcoming year.
This fall is especially exciting for me because for the first time since starting this business in September of 2014, I am going to be a FULL TIME PATTERN DESIGNER. You guys it’s actually happening!!
January was a bit of a blur. Not only were we coming off of the holidays but I was out of town or had a full schedule every single weekend of the month!! I had originally planned to do a post for each item sewn and then a Sew the Year January recap post, but life got the better of me. So that means I am going to go ahead and cram it all into this post and promise to be better next month.
Living in an old farmhouse with so much charm has been really fun. Our home has crown molding throughout, amazing old wood doors, large baseboards and old windows. While the windows are really fun and add to the charm of our house they don’t bode well for keeping the house warm in the winter or cool in the summer as they are all painted shut. More and more houses in our neighbourhood are removing the old windows and putting in new more energy efficient windows. We haven’t gotten there yet but it will definitely be in our future.
I have been a stay at home mom since Sophie was born in September 2010. So for the last 3+ years I have put most of my focus and energy into my family and home. I am by no means complaining because I am fully aware of how lucky I am to be able to stay home with my kiddos. It’s just very easy to lose yourself in the day to day of being a mom and forget that before you had kids you had interests outside them.
How did last week go? Did you create a cleaning checklist and try to implement them into your daily life? I managed to integrate a few of the things into my daily schedule like unloading the dishwasher and making the beds and found that the rest of my day felt much less hectic when I did these things. It seems more realistic for me to slowly make the changes than to go all gung ho and try and completely change how I do things. But so far I am happy with these additions to my day.
Every new year I make the decision to get more organized in all areas of my life from cooking and cleaning to household management and decluttering. Nearly every year something happens around the middle of January that throws me off and I lose focus. Then December rolls around and I find myself re-energized to make the change. So this year I thought I would use all of you to help keep me motivated to make the changes for life to run more smoothly.