Has one month seriously gone by since I last wrote a post?
Geez...I wasn't kidding about the "blackout period". I've literally been busy with work...this entire time! Heck, I was so busy with work that I didn't even finish decorating my apartment for Christmas!!! Believe it or not, that was something I really struggled with...and complained to my boyfriend about it constantly. I don't like, pardon my french, I don't like "half-assing" things. I like to finish what I start....and December didn't allow me to finish or complete any projects that I had started (my personal projects - I finished all my professional projects for my job).
I DID make it a point to get my family's gifts wrapped and shipped...they did it get it the day AFTER Christmas but it got there!!!
On Friday - I told myself I'd hire a maid to clean my apartment because I felt like I had fallen so far behind. And then, I thought, "that's stupid. Who hires a maid to clean an apartment? You hire a maid to clean a 4 bedroom house...not a 2 bedroom apartment....Just go home and at least clean the bathroom."
Sure enough, I went home and cleaned my bathroom. It was quick and wasn't so bad...I felt motivated so I threw all the towels in the wash and had it dried and folded with an hour later. Hmm, I thought, "What maid? I can totally do this!"
Decided to go to bed instead.
Went to work Saturday and when I got home...I decided to clean the kitchen - I even got down on my knees and scrubbed the floor...Needless to say, it's spotless!
Relaxed with the boyfriend with a lovely dinner and watched a movie.
Today - I FINALLY took the Christmas tree down, put the decorations in the half filled boxes still sitting in my dining room. I took the boxes out the garage and stored them and when I came back inside, I cleaned my dining room and living room. My apartment is SPOTLESS! It felt soooo good!
I know this seems silly but this is a personal task that I was excited and proud to have completed for the year 2015! Great start! Yes, it's obvious I need to take a vacation!
Which brings me to my next point! I am going to take a short weekend trip to Vegas in March. My best friend from high school, Lindsay is turning 30 and invited me a few months ago but I am finally putting the plan into action. It's going to be a short weekend but it is going to be fun-filled and well deserved. I am so excited!
My FIRST real vacation....since my vacation to Mexico with my family in February of 2013!
It's been 3 years.
That is way too long...(in my opinion).
I say it's time to take a vacation and enjoy myself. I've earned it. I will be definitely be taking SEVERAL vacations this year and I cannot wait! It's going to be wonderful and I'm excited to finally go and see the world!
But for now....next stop, VEGAS!
PS - In case you were curious....the tree was really pretty this year - here's a peek at it!
I hope y'all had a wonderful Christmas a great start to the new year!