Monday, January 3, 2011

Less is More

It is 2011 which is hard to believe considering it seems like just yesterday that so many were sure that things were to go awry come 2000 aka Y2K.  But , time kept on ticking and another decade has come and gone.  It is interesting because we are starting another decade in the sense of calendar years, but I am also starting another decade of my life.  I feel a sense of excitement about the starting of both new decades.

I am not one to make New Year's Resolutions, nor do I plan to this year.  I do feel like this year holds a lot of potential in the Bruski household.  There are some exciting changes on the horizon that I am looking forward to see unfold.  I just feel so good about 2011 and I will do my part to keep that good feeling going.  I believe that attitude is THE most important part of the outcome of your day to day life.  I hope I can instill that in my boys as well.

The attitude that I want to keep at the forefront of my mind this year is that less is more.  This could go many different directions, but to begin with, our family is going to slow down.  Maybe the success of a simpler Christmas has spurred this idea on, but I feel that we need more of a sense of simplicity in our home.  In order to simplify we will likely have to turn down activities or invites,  prioritize with much more scrutiny and be intentional on doing the things that truly matter.  Another way I plan to simplify is by decluttering our house and being more picky about what comes into our home by considering: Do we really NEED it?  Will it add to our home or simply take up space?

I can't wait to see what this year holds for us.  Soon I am going to attempt to recap what the last decade has brought our way.  It's kind of fun to reminisce and evaluate where you have been and where you would like to go.

This year will be super busy, but by intentionally focusing on making our life simpler in the areas that we can control, I think I will be able to embrace more of the carefree attitude that my two redheads have mastered so well!

Blurry, but this captures the personality of my boys so well!

1 comment:

Tracy Ann said...

LOVE IT! I look forward to hearing how it's going!