Happy New Year!
I have been really looking forward to 2012 for all the new and creative things it brings but also being able to let go of some old.
I returned to my home and office after two weeks away and I was pleasantly surprised at what I saw with my fresh eye. My home is lovely! Inviting, welcoming, organised and creative. It’s not as cluttered as I thought (despite my profession, I love ‘stuff’ and am a bit of a collector so have to work at managing it). All those niggly little unfinished jobs and paint touch ups really didn’t matter. The bigger picture is solid.
So here’s an idea for you. You’re back at your computer, office, study, kitchen etc after a break away. What does your fresh eye tell you? What are the first three things you notice? Is your eye drawn to the pile of paperwork stacked in a corner, or the framed photographs on the wall? Is your desktop strewn with clutter or your bedroom overwhelmed with clothes not yet put away?
If you haven’t had the opportunity to holiday away from your space, what friends would say if they walked in for the first time? (This is not about judgement but about numbers– what are the common comments you might hear from others?). Id love to hear how the New Year is treating you and your space – and if you have any reflections on last year (or the year ahead!).