Moving is an interesting time. It's stressful yet exciting and usually gives you that feeling that you can start over and have the life you always dreamed of. Sure this is a great feeling... all of that inspiration and hope... but if you go in with unrealistic expectations, you are going to be left feeling the same way you felt when you were sitting in your old house, all trapped and yucky.
Set some real, attainable goals that you can kick into motion the moment you step foot inside of your new place. Don't surround yourself with a bunch of idealistic thoughts about perfection because although the setting has changed instantly, YOU are still the same person and you have to make your changes gradually and keep them up each day.
The realistic items are things that you make conscious decisions to do or to make happen on a regular basis until you form a new habit out of them. They are not about achieving perfection and they are not huge differences from the things you already do. If you go balls to the wall trying to make too many big life changes at one time, then it will become unsustainable. You are only a person, not a God and people are creatures of habit. You can change, you can become whatever you want to be and your house can be as fancy as you'd always dreamed, but it's a process and you have to build the habits yourself. Magic won't happen just because you changed zip codes. Your habits will follow you wherever you go, and you are the only one who can alter them.
If you have something in your life that you really wish were different, then you need to address it. Ask people you respect or consider successful in that area to give you some tips and KEEP IT UP. You can't take a break from your habits once you get comfortable. That's how jelly gets rubbed into the couch cushions and dog poop gets smeared in the carpet. If it matters to you, then keep it at the front of your mind and don't let up.
I'd like to see Martha Stewart tell you that.
Ashley and Cecilia work hard, play hard, write stuff, read stuff... because they don't know what else to do with their lives.
I- We should buy something superficial
II- Buy odd clothing
I- An Unusual Social Event
I- We should go somewhere with dangerous animals
I- Somewhere with strange food
When we get ten total votes, the item with the highest number of votes will be our next expedition.
(One vote per reader, per category).