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MORNING COFFEE | Fresh Start

Ever had one of those weeks? You know, the ones where, no matter how hard you try, you still end up feeling like you’re running just to catch up with yourself? This has been one of those weeks.

I’ve no idea what went wrong. I mean, I haven’t been ill, I’m not feeling stressed – absolutely nothing bad has happened, which I guess makes it count as a pretty good week, all things considered. Nevertheless, though, every morning I’ve woken up feeling like I just want to get right back into bed, and dream the day away.

I’ve had a serious lack of energy/motivation, in other words, and although I did write some more of the book, I’m not particularly happy with what I’ve written, so there’s a chance those words will all end up being deleted in the final edit – assuming I ever get to that stage!  It’s been a sluggish start to the year, and I was hoping that I’d have had a much-needed injection of energy and enthusiasm by now, but instead I feel a bit like those ‘New Years Resolutioners’ I used to see every January at the gym: I started off with the best of intentions, but one month in, I’m all, “Wait a minute: you mean I have to keep on doing this? Like, forever? But… I just want to go back to bed and read: can’t I just do that instead?” Ah, laziness: the eternal enemy!

progress report

The week hasn’t been completely wasted, though. Having accepted that I probably wasn’t going to be accomplishing much in the way of writing/runing, I turned my attention to other things instead, one being a massive closet clear-out and reorganise. I’ve been intending to replace the chunky wooden hangers my sweaters and tops live on with space-saving flocked ones for a while now, and this week I finally got round to it. Changing everything over was way more time-consuming than I’d expected it to be, but it gave me the opportunity to have a long, hard look at my closet, get rid of some items that should have been sent to the great wardrobe in the sky a long, long time ago, and to promise myself that I will never buy another cream sweater or top again, because SERIOUSLY, AMBER.

The new hangers don’t look as nice as the old ones did, but they take up less space, and make everything look neater: for some reason, those wooden hangers made everything look a bit higgledy-piggledy  (Pause while I wonder if “higgledy-piggledy” is an actual expression, or just one of those phrases my parents made up. OK, my spell-check is accepting it – and also correcting my spelling of it – so I guess we’re good to go…), but these ones make everything hang at the same level, so I’m thinking of getting some more for my dresses. Can you believe I just wrote an entire paragraph about flocked hangers? Me neither.

Anyway, seeing as this post has taken a turn for the boring, I’m just going to go with it, and also tell you that I continued the good work I started in the dressing room by also cleaning the rest of the house. Not that I don’t do that anyway, I hasten to add, but honestly, cleaning is my solution to everything. Bad day? Clean the house. Good day? Clean the house. And so on and so forth. It may not make for the most interesting blog material unfortunately, but it does mean that I get to start afresh on Monday, with an organised closet and a clean, fresh house. New week, new month… er, new me? For the second time this year?

Oh well: there’s no limit on the number of fresh starts you can give yourself, so here’s to another one for me! But how was your week?

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8 Comments
  • Heather
    January 31, 2015

    17000 words, the book is definitely coming along! I feel I’ve had a bit of a similar week, there’s a lot of stuff I could have been getting on with, but I’ve spent a lot of time lazing – not good but maybe necessary once in a while! Anyway, as you say, tomorrow is a new month and a new start 🙂

    Heather x
    http://heatherrrrm.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Prettygreentea
    January 31, 2015

    Sometimes we just have those weeks. Hopefully next week you will feel refreshed and can get on top of things.

  • Ashlea
    January 31, 2015

    I could probably write an ode to flocked, space-saving hangers. I redid my closet at the new year and it has been AMAZING.

  • Ellesworth
    January 31, 2015

    My week, while not exciting so far, has been revolutionized by the idea of flocked hangers. Do they support the shoulders/shape as well as the wooden ones?? Quick, to google!

  • Fran
    February 1, 2015

    I sympathise with this post so much. I have also had a bit of a slow start to the year, but I suppose the important things is taking stock of all the things that are good and keeping going at it! I personally blame the weather. It’s been a very dark January.

    Also, having just spent the entire afternoon cleaning my flat for no reason but because it made me feel better, I doubly empathise with this. :p

  • Heather
    February 1, 2015

    How funny, I’ve been thinking about changing my hangers from the flocked, slim line ones to wooden ones! I do not have as many items in my closet as you do though so I could see why you would want/need to make more space.

  • Indigo
    February 1, 2015

    I’ve been having one of those ‘Months’…sigh…
    Like your recent comment by Fran, I blame it on the weather. We have had snow falling on a regular basis, fourteen inches the other day! And there is about four inches of ice so it’s pretty much impossible to go anywhere.
    I used to love the Winter in my youth…what was I thinking?!

  • Sophie
    February 1, 2015

    I TOTALLY get how you feel. This week I’ve felt like everything has taken so much more effort and that the tiniest thing going wrong has knocked my whole day out. I hope it gets better for you and I both this week!

    sophiecliff.wordpress.com

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