Friday, January 30, 2015

DESIGN LIMBO

While the title of this post may sound strange, that is my current state. I am almost finished with my place. The problem is that I feel like I am missing a few things that would make my room better. As much as I would love to purchase them, I have no idea where I will be in six months. Let's face it, if I am moving across the country it will be much easier to sell my furniture and start over. Which means that I am not going to be buying anything, let alone pieces I love because I won't want to risk shipping them across the country, just to have them arrive broken. I am already praying my ginger jar collection will survive and realizing that my dishes will have to find a new home.

Due to this limbo, I am not motivated to finish my place. I know I am so close yet it feels so far from finished. I will finish, obviously, since I owe some lovely ladies a home tour but I can't wait to move on and make a new place home. 

Come back on Monday to see my ideas for my next place! 
Also, how do you stay motivated to decorate knowing that you will be moving?

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

THE 2015 LIST

This year, I am trying something different. Instead of normal new year resolutions, I have a list of things that I want to do this year. More to do list, than resolutions. 

Travel.
Since January 1, I have been in 4 states. Illinois, New York, Connecticut, and California. I hope to get that number even higher by the end of the year and also plan to visit a few places in California as well. I love traveling. It was the perfect way to start my year and I hope I can continue to travel as much as possible.

Save.
I didn't save any money last year. Between losing my job, car troubles, starting school, and my trip at the end of the year I didn't have anything left. This year, I need to save to be able to pay for school and trips. I also want to have some money saved for emergencies.

Cook.
I love to cook. Due to my schedule recently, I haven't had much time to cook but I want to make it a priority again. I plan on cooking something new every other week. I really want to learn to make pasta! 

Explore.
I have been so set on getting out of San Diego that I haven't been giving it a fair chance. My end game is still to get out of San Diego, but that doesn't mean that I can't explore San Diego while I am still here. I would love to spend sometime in my city seeing it as if I was a tourist. 

Live.
Let's face it, I live in a bubble. A very small bubble that consists of work, school, and my family. This year, I want more. I want to try new food, go to new places and have new adventures. 

Monday, January 19, 2015

TWENTY-FIVE

I turned 25 on Friday. I tend to spend the few days before my birthday reflecting on how the last year has gone and how my life has gone. As you age, the more you feel the pressure to live up to other people's expectations. I thought I would "have my life together" by now and it's not at all together. But I am trying to figure it out. If you had asked 5-year-old Michelle what I would be doing at 25, she would have told you that I would have graduated college, owned a house, gotten married, and had a baby by now. Obviously, I am not following that plan. The reality is that I haven't followed any plan since graduating high school. Everyone expects you to follow the normal path in life and to be quite honest, I have never been normal nor do I want to be. Every path you take is going to have it's ups and downs. Mine may have had more downs than the traditional path but it has made me the person I am today. The person I am today doesn't care about anyone's expectations, except my own.

2015 is going to be a big year for me and 25 is going to be a good age. 2015 started the most wonderful way and I can't wait to see what it brings. I think 25 is going to be a fresh start for me and it will hopefully being a lot of positive change. I am very excited for the future and the possibilities that lay ahead of me.