I’m abhorrently against new year resolutions—to lose weight, get fit, eat better, do better, be better. January 1st means the start of a new diet, phase one of a “new you” plan, or a 5 a.m. wake-up call to go to the gym as part of a get-fit resolution that likely won’t last. I’d rather stay in bed a little longer under my warm, thick comforter with three cats snuggled against my legs. I mean, why put so much pressure on ourselves at the beginning of a brand new year?
That’s not to say I don’t make new goals. I do often, certainly more than once a year. But never in January (see above). A couple of months ago, I made a long list of things I’d like to accomplish over the next little while. The list included some maintenance goals (continue my exercise plan), personal things (smile more), and also some big things (dreaded home renos).
I moved into a new (albeit very old) house back in November and we have a laundry list of things we want to change. Despite the stress that all home renos bring, I’m going to declare 2016 the year of home improvement. It’s going to take a whole lot longer than a year to finish all the projects, but we’ve got to start somewhere. One project at a time.
Fortunately, the kitchen is at the top of our list, but I’m terrible at making decisions. Like, what appliances do I want? What customized features will work best in the space? Do I want hardwood or tile floors? A feminine apron sink or industrial stainless steel? Granite or marble or butcher block? Can we afford a Wolf? (Please let there be room in the budget for a Wolf.) Not to mention all the issues that come up once we open up the walls.