how did december go for you? it's always strange to look back on december when you're focused on getting things together in the new year. but i'm excited to see how everyone's 'simplify' challenge went. link up below.
as for me, december was still wild but not nearly as much as it could have been and for that i am thankful. like i planned, i did not decorate my own apartment. i suppose it's cheating but - my roommate did. not fully, no tree or lights; she put out table decor and festive towels, things like that, since she had a small party on christmas eve. it was all her own decor though and hers to take down! i'm glad i went the no decor route this year. i wouldn't have been home to enjoy it, plus i went around my area and the area by my parents with john to look at christmas lights on other houses. got to appreciate those more and decide how we're going to decorate our house next year.
the other goal was not adding anything to my calendar, which was also successful. i was pretty good at refusing anything anyone tried to add and even though i went over in my spending, i still felt like i reined in the calendar and the finances as best i could. okay, maybe not best. but i didn't feel overwhelmed by the month, and that was the point of simplify.
for january, the theme is complete. the point is to just check something off your to do list or goals list, just feel the sense of accomplishment of getting something completely done. particularly something you might have been putting off for awhile. finishing a scrapbook, knitting a hat, painting a room, cleaning out the deep freezer. it can be anything on your list as long as you aim to just get it done.
for my complete project? i want to finish my declutter project in my own apartment. i have two boxes of things in my mom's attic that i know i won't get to this month, but i want to have my own apartment totally done. i'm not too far off, but i keep procrastinating the bookcase in my room! it's not huge, but it houses the small things so it's more time consuming.
what are you planning?
1) if you want, follow your hosts not entirely perfect, life according to steph, and keeping up with ashley and cody. (i like twitter, that way i can follow you back and tweet you encouragement throughout the challenge.)
2) link up your post about your results below for the month - we want to hear all about what you did, how you fared, what resources you used, what you'd recommend to others, etc.
3) please link to your actual post about your results. links not having to do with the challenge will be deleted.
4) feel free to use this button, created by the lovely sarah at venus trapped in mars.