Thought, creativity, ideas: those are the easy parts. Taking a deep breath and putting the ideas into action is much, much harder. That's what I need to do.
I was reading a column on Work it Mom about doing a closet "cleanse." There are several ways to approach this, and my closet needs a major cleanse. So does Amigo's. La Petite's probably does, too, but none of the others matter in the Action goal: just mine. Action means I'll choose a plan for cleaning the closet, purging it of clothes I no longer wear, and organizing what's left. When? I don't know, but that's just one example.
We had a surprise (sort of) day off from school a few days ago, and I took part of the day to clean the kitchen, and I mean really cleaned it. Scrubbed the stove, cleaned a few refrigerator shelves, rearranged part of the tiny counter space to make snack baskets and phone chargers more accessible. I baked bread and then cleaned the breadmaker inside and out. I wish I had a cover for it so it wouldn't get so dusty - wait! Action! I used a pretty towel to cover it. It's a good temporary fix, a frugal choice (no $ spent), and it'll keep the breadmaker cleaner between uses.
I hope to have more days like this, days when I can take on a small project and finish it. Each time I take action on something at home or at school, I can feel successful.
So here goes, the word for 2009: Lights, Camera, Action!! Stumble It!