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Have you blogged lately?

The encouragement comes from all sources. Or maybe it was…”Uh, honey, how is that going anyway?” type of question and not really encouragement. Nonetheless, I used it as a kick in the rear. And I am thankful. Challenge accepted.

There are times in life when you have waited an extended period of time to do a task and soon it becomes easier not to do it at all. Like for example:

  • Should I send a sympathy card weeks or months after the fact?

  • How belated do you dare send belated birthday cards or thank yous?

  • I haven’t talked to a friend in months and really, how do I go about that first “break the ice” phone call or text?

  • Haven’t blogged in months? How embarrassing; what should I say??

Okay, so there it is. I humbly come before you with confession of letting my blogging go for an awkward span. I have all kinds of excuses; harvest season, preparing manuscript, helping hubby with his projects, impromptu December trip, etc. You know the drill. I flat out just haven’t carved out time in my schedule to sit down and write. My rule about anything and everything; if it’s not on the calendar it doesn’t get done. Is this not what I recommend for you all? Carve out time? It is. I apologize and am happy to report it feels good to be back.

So onward ho we go…now that the ice has been broken.

Challenge Met: 2115 items…yep, that’s right. My goal of purging 2000+ items out of my home in 2015 was reached on September 15. Oh, happy dance! I feel good about it. The change is not real noticeable from the outside. I find a difference in the storage areas mostly. More can be done...

Share with me a goal you reached in 2015; big or small. What did you accomplish with your de-cluttering? How did it make you feel? What motivates you? What comes next? These are questions I am asking myself as well. I want a challenge that motivates me the whole year through. After reaching the 2000 items, my purging slowed down immensely. And I know why this is; I lost my motivation because the destination was met. So let’s get back on the fired up engine. Can we choose a fun incentive together?

Here are some challenge ideas:

  • 2000 items in 2016 removed

  • 1 item a day for 40 days