A Girl Named Leney

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Goals | April

Photo Cred: Alex Leedy

So April is like, half gone... oops.
I definitely meant to post these sooner but it totally slipped my mind...
In my defense though, I've been so busy acting out this months goals that I just haven't had time to share them!
Mostly.... 


To review, in relation to my March goals I was able to finally finalize and share my core values, which I'm pretty stoked about! As I mentioned on my Facebook page, I think it's super important to have core values so it feels really great having those all written up.
As for a few of my other specific goals, I've started the process of redesigning some pieces for the shop for spring/summer as well as fall/winter and will hopefully have some of those up by the end of the spring.
I also feel pretty good about my ability to maintain a good work routine, but still make time for fun and doing things I love that in turn motivate me to work.
I also feel like I had a lot of realizations as to what some good and not so good environments are for me that I have been trying to work in but haven't been working or have been working in that I need to work in more. (Can I say the word "work" more times in a sentence...?)
 And I've been waking up early again! Hurray!
So all in all I'd say March was pretty great.


My goals for April, as a whole, are actually really simple in and of themselves.
In fact, I'm having the overall theme be: Simplify.
Essentially I'm cleaning out/purging/getting rid of/throwing out a ton.
I could be super specific and detail oriented, in fact I have been, I've made very very detailed lists of how I want to do this and what I want to get rid of. However, I feel that sharing the fine details with you here isn't super neccessary. Not to mention I don't really think it'd be that interesting for you guys to read how exactly I'm dissecting my space up and cleansing it of junk and unneccessary things. 
Although to give you an idea, I'm known as somewhat of a pack rat.
Although I've gotten significantly better over the last few years, I have a lot of previous years of hoarding things that have rather done me in.
 I just have heaps and heaps of stuff that I just really need to part with.
It's honestly just gotten to the point where I'm like "Wait, why do I have this....?" And the answer is so often something to the effect of, "Well... because I've just had it for so long... I never felt like I could get rid of it".
It's a little ridiculous actually. And my overly sentimentality and nostalgia for things doesn't really help.
So overall, I'm just doing a bit a lot of spring cleaning this month.
The goal is to participate in a yard sale at the end of the month, after I try to consign/sell some of the nicer things, so that I can at least hopefully make some money off of some of the stuff I no longer need!
So, while I'm not sharing an itemized list of how exactly I'm cleaning out my space, I will share some inspiration and quotes that are helping me stay motivated in this process!
If you have any to share, I'd love to read them.


April | Simplify


Inspiration


Quotes


  • Collect moments, not things.
  • "Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated." -Confucius
  • "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication" -Leonardo da Vinci
  • "As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness." -Henry David Thoreau
  • "Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful." -John Maeda