First blog, first post. Oy, the pressure. Start with anything. No one will read this but myself. The purpose of this blog is to help me make my house a more beautiful (and organized) sanctuary for my husband and myself, and an inviting place for guests.
We know that if someone measures or records progress, they're more likely to move toward their goal. (But let's leave the topic of goals for another post.) So I'm hoping that if I document this process in some way - try to be real about it - I may grope my way toward a satisfying outcome. I'll get into what the issues are later. The important thing is: no judgement.
I know I'm supposed to start with the outcome in mind, set goals, and break things into manageable tasks. Knowing all this has not helped me so far. Even occasionally trying it has had very limited success. So I'm going to try this approach, an approach which I plan to make up as I go along. :-)
Since in real life I'm a fairly private person, why not just keep an online journal -- why a blog? Partly because I guess I'm hoping for some kindred company along the way. Mostly because it's a fantastic way to procrastinate!
Ok now I've set up this blog (which is a word I don't actually like - sounds like blaah.....gue). Better actually do something about the house today. I'm in a coffeeshop, so when I go home I will....make dinner? and after that.....something that will feel significant, even if it's only a small thing. I'll decide when I get home.