Happy New Year!

 

Forgive me dear reader for I have sinned….it’s been FOUR months since my last blog post!

I have had such a busy frew months with my fabulous clients, that unfortunately, I wasn’t able to update my blog. But now that I’m chez moi en France, I have a few minutes to check back in!

 

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It’s almost 2015! Where did 2014 go? This year, I gave up my permanent job which was without doubt one of the hardest decisions of my life and brought Organised Chaos from a part time to a full time business. Lots of personal highs and lows too carrying me on waves from exhaustion to excitement!

I envisage lots more change come 2015 – I believe it’s the norm for an entrepreneur with a start up business so I better get used to it!

I have a love/ hate relationship with New Year. I feel a little unsettled as it’s a reminder of time passing but once I get over that I love fresh starts and new beginnings, a chance to change, try something new, learn and challenge myself again. And I love a new, clean diary and calendar!

It brings out the Organiser in me, which must be why I’m FULL of energy today! This morning I’ve already cleaned so much to get the house ready for a new year. I’ve deep cleaned the sink, cleared off counter-tops, changed bedclothes, wiped down the dishwasher door…I even cleaned the bins! Think I’ll go shopping this afternoon – don’t want to say I spent the last day of 2014 cleaning!!!

Last year, I had a lovely party with close family and I got everyone to write down a wish list/ goals for the coming year. I then snapped a funny photo of them all with my instant camera and stuck in next to their list. It was a really nice thing to do together. They got really creative and started sticking table confetti to their card! It was great!

 

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I like to say ‘wish list’ – it’s less pressure! ‘Goals’ sounds a bit formal but that is what they are I guess! I look at this wish list/ goals as different to resolutions. These are the bigger things I’d like to do but, look, I mightn’t get to do them, and they may roll over to next year. But I like having something to aim for.

Resolutions are more imminent, as in, they’re supposed to start tomorrow! Some resolutions will indeed be smaller steps to get me to my bigger goals. For instance, I’d like to improve my arm strength, so I resolve to go to a weekly exercise class. But other resolutions are just simply that, just a little change – like for example, I want to read more this year. I’ve no ‘goal’ of reading Ulysses or a book a month because I don’t want that pressure. I simply hope to read a little more than I did last year.

This year, I’m having a quieter evening, just me & himself. But I’m definetly going to have a think this evening of some personal things I’d like to do this year.

What are your goals for 2015? What are your resolutions? Would you like to become more organised? What parts of your home would you like to organise? Let me know, I’d love to hear all about your organising challenges and successes!

For now, I wish you all a very Happy New Year!

Here’s to a fabulously organised 2015!

Sarah x

 

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