We all start out with lots of ideas, we clean out our desk and our closets usually to be sidetracked by photographs and letters, maybe an idea to write down or a forgotten bill. We find things we bought still wearing their tags, still new.
Because I was very sick last year and a close friend recently died after a long and happy life, it made me realize how quickly time was going by and how some things just aren't that important. As I was sitting in the doctor's office I read an article in Time magazine called "The Art of Living". I realized I couldn't neglect my creative dreams any longer. As I've gotten healthier I spend a bit of time every day cleaning and organizing, purging myself of the junk for a more stylish and productive life.
I got to the Pinterest idea of a chalkboard in an old frame. I found a place for the funky twig tea cake stand to hold my chalk and flash drives as well as the cell phone I usually misplace. I wrote out my goals and pinned them to my pretty gold framed cork board I dug out of the garage and I have a mason jar from my daughter's wedding to start throwing change in.
The computer is getting a clean out as well and it's feeling great to get to the things that are more important. Big things are in store for this year and I am making the space for my priorities and dreams to become reality!
Did you notice how tiny my desk is? I found that I am less likely to fill it with junk if it's small.