I like my money right where I can see it: hanging in my closet. -- Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City

02 January 2012

Make it a Fashionable Start-Calendars for a Stylish New Year

We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives... not looking for flaws, but for potential. ~Ellen Goodman

What a strange week the first week of the New Year is! You have to plug your brain back in from months of Holidaying and deal with all that you said would get done"After the Holidays".

January means literally tossing the old year in the trash. I sent 2011 and all those days of appointments and meetings and the "everyday" into the recycle bin. With the 2011 datebooks and calendars gone so is another year of my life and I cannot help asking..."What did I do with all those 365 days I was given?" "What can I do with a fresh batch of days, how can this year be different?"

Hitting the restart button on your life is the definition of the month of January. January itself doesn't help much! It is cold, it is bleak, it is snowing, it is icy ...The news can scare us back into our pajamas, and rather than a revolution in our life we just need a hug! How to balance the opportunity of the New Year with the inclination to stay under the covers???  Baby Steps! January can actually be useful, but you cannot ask too much of a month that is the month with the number 1, so use these days to make an EASY transition...and try to do it with style!

Where to start???  Well you can clean a closet...sort through and make giveaway piles...you may even find that missing sweater!  Too much work for the first week of January???  OK if that seems like more than you are up for then start slowly...Toss 2011 and  start with a new calendar-fresh clean boxes and pages with all the hope of a new year and none of the 2012 clutter that awaits you in that closet or on your desk.

I love calendar shopping...I often don't know what day of the week it is as schedules pile up and the blur begins but then I can stop, breathe and look at it all one day at a time, week at a time, month by month and realize - I have my bearings...move forward!  Of course Calendars with Style are on the wall ---Here  are a few that help to slip into 2012 with a fashionably well dressed look at a whole new year! You have 365 days after all to get it right...Happy New Year!

 Calendars from Calendars.com