Keeping Organized & BIG Changes

Hi everyone and Happy New Year- {I know I’m late but better late than never right}?  I hope you all had a wonderful time ringing in the New Year with loved ones.  As for Tan and I, we had a lovely time with our chicas having a small celebration at home.  Almost every year we go to my in-laws home and ring in the New Year with them but since everyone has moved a bit farther away, this year it was just us.  It was nice to have some quality time with my wonderful hubby and sweet girls.  But now that my girls are a bit older, who knows maybe next year we’ll have a New Year’s Eve party.  You know me; I just can’t get enough parties!  Party?! Hmm.. You just never know huh? 😉

That being said I decided to have New Year’s Resolution this year.  Many of my friends and family members decided not to have a resolution because they won’t stick to it.  I thought that was kind of silly and realized, that that’s basically the same thing I say every year.  This year I decided to be different and actually HAVE a New Years Resolution.  It’s hard for me because I tend to be a bit of a perfectionist and an overachiever.   I usually write a list of things that are truly difficult of not impossible for me to achieve in the small amount of time I give myself.  This year, this year will be different.  A few months ago (back in February) I was reading one of my favorite blogs (Pen & Paper Flowers) and came across a Promise Me post.  It basically is a list of promises you make to yourself of things you will achieve in a years time. To put it in her words “An exciting, year-long adventure of keeping promises…promises I’ve made to myself.  Promises involving fun activities to strengthen relationships – especially with my daughters.  “Promises” that will bring added value to my home…to my life…to my family…and ultimately to ME. Each of these promises has one resounding common thread: ENRICHMENT. She also has a Promise Me Pdf you can print and write your own promises.  Go get yours here!

When I read this I thought “That’s exactly how I feel”.  I’m always talking to Tan about self improvement and what can I do to have accomplished more in a day.  So back in November I made a list of the things I will be achieving this year.

One of the Promises I made to myself  is to be better organized.  I have been saying I’m gong to be better organized but then I get so over whelmed I stop.  Like I said I’m a perfectionist and an overachiever and when something isn’t done right the first time I get so frustrated I give up.  Not this year,  I’ve decided to make a promise and so far I’m doing very well (notice I said well and not great -perfectionist).  To help me in my organizational goals I have been reading  iHeart Organizing. There I have found some truly awesome tips and tricks for organization. From where to place my chicas art supplies to storing medicine and so much more!  If you’re like me, then stop on by Pen & Paper Flowers and iHeart Organizing and get started on your own promises or get organized.  Or do both!

This year means a lot to me and my family.  There are going to be BIG CHANGES heading our way.  Some of it is exciting and some a bit scary.  Although I can’t divulge anything as of yet, I promise I will definitely let you know the goings on very soon.  All I can say is that 2012 will be an exciting and challenging year for us at the HipnCreative Villa ;)~

3 thoughts on “Keeping Organized & BIG Changes

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  2. Jessica @ Pen N' Paperflowers Studio & Design

    I’m absolutely THRiLLED you have started your own list of promises and that you shared my site with your readers. I’ll definitely be checking out the other iHeartOrganizing site as well! Thanks again for the shout out and I wish you all of the best in 2012 – especially with your list of promises!! *wink*


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