|Alternate Headline: Organize Your Organizing Organization.|
Do you ever feel like your magazines are judging you? Yes, I know I have a sink full of dishes that need to be done, and half of my bank statements aren't even opened, let alone filed, but I bet I'd be more organized too if I had a table of contents, geez.
Seriously though, this time of year everyone is all about fresh starts, getting things in order or generally just not being such a big old mess. And frankly, I don't know if I can commit to the full on organization movement. The goal I have set for myself is, however, sort of tangential to organization so I'm kind of proud. Baby steps people, baby steps.
In crafting there are these things called UFOs or Unfinished Objects. Things you started but never completed, or in my case, things you started to start but never actually started, so you maybe have the supplies sitting there waiting for you to finally get motivated. Every knitter has a box full of yarn, every crafter has a bin full of supplies, and every pinterester has a board full of projects just waiting to be made.
But the concept of UFOs reaches farther than that. I have so many great books on my shelf I've never started reading, lots of recipes I've torn out of magazines I've never made. But I keep popping to the library and trolling Smitten Kitchen. I feel like somebody who has been researching a paper forever but never gets around to actually writing the thing. Enough already.
So my resolution is to try and eliminate as many of these UFOs as I can. I'm not saying I'll stop adding on to my endless To Make (Read/Cook/Do/Whatever) List, I could never stop doing that. I'm just going to try and put as much effort, if not more, into crossing items off of it as well. Maybe it isn't as impressive as completely organizing every drawer in my apartment, but at least it sounds more fun.
So, yeah, Happy New Year everybody, I hope it is a good one. And let us bid 2011 farewell with a youtube video of my favorite guilty pleasure song of the year.