Details, Details…

I am back in the game. I want to start blogging more on this site. I have been a little confused as to what direction I should take with it now that I am moving and may not need to be as thrifty as I have in the past with Jason moving up in Residency. I have learned a lot from my scrimping, learning to do things myself, and re-purposing tactics but it probably won’t be as necessary as we move further on in the career. Plus, we are hoping to rent a place so I won’t be doing any major house fix-ups. This is a choice I’ve made because I want to spend my free time on different goals that I have previously set aside for a while. Now that I feel like one of my dreams of fixing up a house is completed, at least for now (warning: I may want to do this again in a couple of years with our family home… maybe an old Victorian mansion?), I am ready for some different challenges. I have some things brewing in my mind…

Until then, let’s just say I’ve been organizing the heck out of my house. I told my mom that if she thought I was bad before, now I have gone off the deep end. Just kidding, I am sure there are others that can claim to be much more queen bee at it than I. It has simply been a way to figure out what I have and what I am willing to part with. It has also been interesting to see what things I like to hold on to and what isn’t as important to me. It has made me sort through that stack of things that I have kept through the years and surprisingly I still want to hang on to most of it. There are those books I’d forgotten about that I still want to read when I get around to it, and still feel a happiness and peace from my little collections I’ve added to through the years.

What is important to you? What do you find yourself holding on to? Do you still find many of your interests are the same through the years? If so, good. I believe that means you are good at listening and respecting yourself enough to really know yourself. If not, maybe you are just a late bloomer and that is okay, too… Sure I have new interests that I have picked up along the way like photography and learning to be more computer savvy but I still love fashion, history, music, interior design all those other fun subjects. Hee, hee.

Anyway, back to what I have been doing recently. I guess on top of organizing, I’ve been doing some small/not exciting fix ups. Ones that would be terribly boring to blog about like repairing small wholes in the wall, repainting scuffed up furniture, and cleaning brass door handles. But these small things have really started adding up and I am pleased with the results. The one below is a little more drastic and hence the photo. Enjoy!

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