I have moved... again. Over the years I've moved across the country a few times, a handful of times between provinces and multiple times within cities... all for various reasons and this has been my "normal" for as long as I can remember. These moving experiences have resulted in developing organization skills that have ultimately proven that I'm quite good at this sometimes monumental task. However, when the inevitable next steps come along: unpacking, organizing, settling in, etc... I find myself at a stand-still and it takes a really long time to feel like I'm home (if at all because I end up moving... again...). Sometimes I find myself doing anything and everything imaginable to avoid this un-fun work because there's always the lingering thought: "How long will I live here?"
Creating a home space that is comfortable, uncluttered, functional, and welcoming at the end of the day is very important to me - and science says it's quite important as well. So... now that a few days have passed in the new digs and the piles of boxes, bags and bins have not magically reduced on their own I've decided to declare some actions. Accountable actions!
Step 1 - Why not blog about this?!? Maybe this series of posts will be funny, terrible, relatable? Whatever the case - I'm aiming for committed and scheduled writing so it makes sense that posting this process is a step in the right direction.
Step 2 - Be real and honest through this process. It's certainly not all going to be picture perfect and that's the point. This is The Experimental Approach... some things are going to fail but chances are some things are going to be awesome.
Step 3 - Schedule it! By consciously and actively working every day towards this goal of creating a home out of this new-to-me apartment will result in a bunch of blog worthy writings - make the notes! take photos! - and draft an entry as soon as possible with a 24 hour window to edit and post. Technology is on my side and I can do this all with the tools I already have!
Keep it simple and when I get off-track (which will happen... because: life) it's not really that hard to just restart. Just do.not.stop or just give up. What's the point in that? *this is me giving myself a pep-talk*
Stay tuned folks - this is gonna be an adventure!