Here's an update on the progress that I've made so far. It's been a good month!
1. Learn more about my city- So far, I've done a decent job at exploring new places in Greenville. It's been tough to do this on a budget, seems like everything costs money these days. I'm looking forward to the warm weather to come so that the free outdoor events can start back up.
2. Make our house a home- Slowly but surely we're making progress here. There are so many updates that I want to make, but updates cost money, and if you read the next resolution you'll see that I can't be spending too much of that. We finally have gotten our living room to a point where it's looking good. There are still several things we want to buy for the room, but those will come with time.
|Click here for an update on our living room|
4. Get a dog- We've made headway on this! This week we reached out to The Airedale Rescue Group and started the application process. I had an interview yesterday and a home visit will be scheduled soon. Intense I know, I feel like I'm interviewing for a job again. Their process is so rigorous because they want to make sure that this will be the dog's forever home. Since each dog is a rescue, they haven't had the easiest life so far. The goal of the organization is to place them with a family that they will live with for the rest of their lives. Fingers crossed that we pass their tests.
5. De-clutter- T and I have both made a valiant effort to de-clutter, but it's tough. I always feel the need to hold on to things that I don't need, just in case I may end up needing them one day. Yesterday I was able to donate a lot of our household items to a local family who lost everything in a house fire this weekend. They are a neighbor of my coworker. It was much easier for me to part with things knowing that they would be going to someone in need of so much. (Sidenote: if you live in the Greenville area and have anything to donate to this sweet family please let me know. I can tell you where they are receiving donations.)