2016 Goals update #4 Clare

This week I got the coughing cold that everyone seems to be getting–stay healthy folks!–And I had a really busy week at work, so its excuses week… I made a little progress, though.

Fitness:

I did a workout this week… but it was in hopes that I could push my cold through my body faster.  It just made me tired.

Organizing/ Cleaning:

I’ve convinced myself that I need to clear out and get rid of more of my things… so I can have room… actually doing it will be another day. But, honestly, I’m a “stuff person” so just changing my mindset to get rid of things is a huge step.   I’ll update when I actually do this–it will definitely be after I’m feeling better.

Financial:

I was failing at writing down ALL purchases by the end of January.  I need to sit down and analyze purchases with my friend.  I think I’ll make notes of February purchases as well–looking back at January, I feel like this wasn’t my normal purchasing routine… so I want to look at a second month.

Book:

I’m told I’ll have my cover art by next week!!!!!!  So exciting.  Now I just need to raise more money and get the manuscript back from the copy editor!

Agent:

I took an acting class this week with a prominent casting agent… so baby steps.

5 Things I’ve Learned From Moving (part 4)

This is part 4.  For Parts one, two, and three, scroll down or go to our main page and scroll down.

4) Its OK to have stuff. I know this goes against the first thing… but this is also another one I grit my teeth on… part of the reason I don’t want to have friends help, is because I don’t want to burden them with the over abundance of things I own. But here is the thing, I am a grown woman in my 30s. I have sheets that I LOVE that are expensive and amazing. I have dishes that are beautiful and match. I have my grandfather’s rocking chair that I was given when he passed away. I have a set of silver from my great grandmother. I have a breadmaker and a seltzer maker. I have art, lots of it. All of these things I use in my daily life. If you use it or appreciate it regularly, there is no need to apologize for having it. Most people my age are in marriages and have multiple times the amounts I have. These things I have because I’ve cultivated my life. They’re not here just to be here, they are here because I want them here. I am allowed to have things, and not just be living in a Spartan existence just because I am in a profession that requires gypsyism. Keep the useful, keep the utilitarian, keep the pretty—if its used and it makes you happy, keep it.

Tune in tomorrow for the grand finale!

Clare