Am I the only person who doesn’t really like their birthday, not for the age issue and the idea of getting older, but for the attention?! I feel so weird when people sing to me or bring me things… It’s so foreign. Even though it happens on the same day once a year with notice.
But it’s here… today.
Shhhh don’t tell anyone!
This year I turn 34 and every year these past few at least, I’ve tried to find something to focus on for the year. Last year it was running a mini – which I did! The year before that it was reading more, which it’s taken me two years to get to. But this year, I plan to get more organized.
I always used to think I was organized. Or at least organized in my own way. It wasn’t a chaotic mess, but it also might not make sense to others. But I could tell you where almost anything was at any given time. These days, that magical power eludes me and I can barely tell you where a matching pair of shoes are. So here we are… I need to get organized. A L L over the place! I’m hoping to organize our finances, our lifestyle, our home, our chores, our closets, our drawers, our schedule, the photos on my computer (insert screaming face emoji here), etc, etc, etc<– you must say like the King of Siam from The King & I…. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, we can’t be friends until you go watch this.
Back? Ok, good… I’m glad we can still be friends. But yea, you name it, I hope to organize it. Last week I started with our pantry and it felt good. Baby steps. But I feel like I need to have bits and pieces of my shit together by the time I turn 35, right?! Because at 35 you are basically at 40 and halfway through your life! hehe.
So I’m going to start simple to work my way into it… but here’s the gameplan:
- Make lists of all that needs organizing – including kids things, bills, beauty regimens, animal needs, etc…
- Divide the tasks per month.
- Check in at the end of each month to see if anything needs to roll over.
- Get the whole family involved.
- Let go of a bunch of shit.
Do you all do this?! Set a “goal” for the year on your birthday? Like this?
I think this will help us/me feel better about how we live and where we are living. I also keep saying we plan to move, but seriously we do so this should help with that when that day actually comes (if ever). At 34, it’s time to get my life together and take hold of the leash and go the way I want to go!
So tonight you might find me buried in my cabinets with large amounts for goodwill and/or crying at my kitchen table over a newly implemented budget that’s necessary but no fun. Happy Birthday to me!