I'm having a blast thinking up color schemes and decor in general for the house. It's kind of my new project now that the wedding planning is done, which is a good thing since I have all this extra time on my hands now. I'm definitely feeling inspired to start all the creative projects I've been putting off. I bought a fancy notebook where I'm making lists, because what's more satisifying then checking something off your to-do list? (Answer: not much)
So, on to my to-do's for the next few months:
Run a 5k. I signed up for a run in Philly in July - now on to starting the 'couch to 5k program'! I have never been a good runner to say the least - so I need to stay motivated on this one. I would love to become a runner and get fit for summer, and in general. This 5K will hopefully be the motivation I need! Can't be embarassing myself.
Dress like a Grown-up. My work, while being a corporate office, is VERY casual in terms of dress code. I basically wear a different variation on skinny jeans, v-neck t-shirts, and flats daily. I would love to start dressing more professionally, and not just in t-shirts because I can. Stay tuned on this one, there may be outfit pics for the blog as proof! There will however, not be pictures of me running - so you'll have to take my word on that one.
Decorate! I really want to repaint almost all the rooms in the house. I know we'll have to take it slow (paint is NOT cheap) but I have big plans. I'd love to get most rooms painted in the next few months, or at least take down all the borders in the house. The previous owners really like their borders - oh, and "fancy" (read: tacky) lightswitch plates. Luckily those are easy enough fixes. And by "easy" I mean I almost cried taking the border down in our tiny laundry room. MAN is that stuff hard to get off, torture.
Get a Puppy! (Bonus Points for Training it!) I have wanted a puppy of my very own for ohhhh the last 5 years or so (at least). And my birthday is coming up at the end of this month, plus there is a litter of puppies that will be born any day now - I may have already contacted the breeder*. Don't worry I've got my eye on this situation. The puppies would be ready for homes in mid-June. I am crossing all my fingers and toes that Tim will agree to this :)
So there we go, some goals on paper (and the internet) to keep me focused and on track. What are your goals? Does new furniture inspire you too? No? Just me?
*and by 'may have' I mean I definitely did. Also, while we would love to rescue a dog (and commend anyone who chooses that route) we have to consider our cat who has had a traumatic experience with my parent's rescue (hunting) dog. We decided a puppy without an unknown past was the best bet for us with our tiny cat who is very scared of dogs. Any tips on introducing dogs & cats are welcome :)