January was welcomed, and I was determined to start it on a good foot. I went hiking on the first day of the new year on a fantastic trail in my city. I wanted to find new trails every weekend, but that didn't seem to happen this month, as I was always cleaning.
As mentioned above, I cleaned like no tomorrow in January. I had really let my home get out of control and knew that I had to clean like no tomorrow. And that I did! My cleaning went swimmingly quick-and then, I hit my bedroom. I had let that room become the catch-all room, and boy, did I ever pay for that when I cleaned it all up! And boy, did I clean in there! Weirdly enough, I would post updates on Facebook at times, such as getting under my bed to clean, and a friend joked that he'd send in search and rescue if I didn't come up in a day. :) I also tossed things and shredded papers like no tomorrow. Goodwill and the library got some items that could not be sold on EBay. And when I was all done cleaning, I felt such amazing pride at my huge feat (and if you saw my room, you'd know what a huge feat it was!!) and knew that I never wanted to be that messy again. I am proud to say that my home is still clean, and I intend to keep it that way.
I also began cleaning my garage. The garage just has one wall that needs to be cleaned up, and I'll be good to go there once I get that straightened out. My journals were the first box that I got out of the garage. I kept them from the time I was 14 until a few years ago (when I began to blog). Some of the stuff I wrote is simply funny, and I even laughed myself silly one evening reading about how I handled a certain situation with a boyfriend. (Needless to say, I would not act like that as an adult.....) However, I was sad about other things that I read in them also. I am currently at the end of 1993. Long way to go, and post to come when all is said and done with those things.
I also knew that I needed to up my socializing more this month, and so did something small. I joined a small group bible study through a church that I used to go to. The people who are in it used to be in the singles group I attended at one time and broke off to start their own bible study a few years ago. It's a good group, and I look forward to being a part of this for as long as the Lord leads me.
I also went to Darin's birthday party at the end of the month. I played Kinect for the first time. It is so fun to play!!!
And so, we move on to February.....