I still have DIY on the brain after this holiday season. I realized that I'm often overly optimistic about what I can accomplish in a given amount of time and then disappointed with myself when I don't get everything done. No fair!
I see the same phenomenon in the DIY wedding blogosphere. We make really long lists of everything that has to get done and then fret if we can't accomplish everything.
I'm all for setting ambitious goals, but we have to be fair to ourselves by focusing more on what we were able to accomplish, as opposed to flagellating ourselves for what we weren't able to cross off.
In that vein, here is a list of what I'm celebrating from this holiday season:
- I made reusable, fabric bags for most of the gifts I gave.
- I made laminated gift tags to use over and over again.
- I made a few really personal and fun gifts for people, like an appliqued sweatshirt for my cousin.
- I organized our house before we left for vacation.
- I'm on track for accomplishing several big projects in the new year.
- I didn't lose my sanity and was able to bask in the moment.
- I set aside time to reflect on the past year and orientate myself to the new year.
- Handmade gifts for everyone
- An advent calendar
- Gifts for my colleagues
- Gifts for my students
So tell me, 2000dollarwedding kindred spirits, what are you crossing off your wedding planning to-do list? What are you leaving off the list entirely? What have you gotten done that's worth celebrating?