So I know the point of aspirational blogs is to be, um, aspirational.
But then there is this funny undercurrent of annoyance that everything is too perfect.
I know, I feel it too.
Also, I don’t know if my blog is meant to be aspirational.
But with the New Year right around the corner we can be a bit contemplative right?
Because I’m not sure I aspire to be me some days. But I do enjoy figuring out what I like and what inspires me, and I really enjoy sharing that here with you. And I know I don’t like messes, or deep dark secrets, or feeling like I’m just one more procrastinated load of laundry away from losing my mind (or my weekend!)
So as we wrap up this year around here, I’ve decided to show you a little bit of the mess that makes this blog possible. You know, the things I let go so that I have the time to make and photograph rose fudge or see friends or sleep and dream.
Things like my dishes:
Which I frequently leave just like this for a few days at a time. I drive myself nuts doing this, but I’m learning to just let it be.
Or my cluttered makeshift desk in the living room:
It might be makeshift, but it isn’t temporary. I really enjoy sitting here in the morning with my coffee. And the heater. So I’m done putting it away everyday.
Or my receipts which are accumulating in this drawer in no particular order waiting for tax season:
I think I’ll try to put some sort of system in place this year, but I’m not gonna beat myself up if I don’t.
I maintain a pretty crazy level of organization elsewhere in life, and just kind of need this one messy drawer. Ya know?
So while I do have a few hard and fast resolutions that I plan on sharing come the new year, I’m mostly just interested in letting the unimportant go. I’ve convinced myself for years that having the dishes done makes me feel better, and that I can only really work/craft/write when the kitchen is clean. I’m calling my own bluff this year.
And I’m starting my holiday weekend off with a little trip to my favorite Korean Spa…
Fuck the dishes.
I’d encourage you to do the same.
And to send me pictures of your messy kitchens!
See you all next year.
Go enjoy the important things this holiday season!