Managing My Minimalism


So I’ve decided to take part in Project 333. 

This means that I am going to live 3 months with a mere 33 articles of clothing. It includes winter outerwear, boots/shoes, accessories, and clothing. PJs, underwear, and jewellery that I wear all the time are not included. This should be…interesting. 

The irony is not lost on me that I’ve decided to do this challenge now that I have a massive walk-in closet in the new house. 

The reason I’ve decided to try this is for a couple of reasons. First, when I moved into my new house, I realized how much stuff I had accumulated when I started to pack. I swore I would never become a pack-rat or hoarder, but it seemed that I had, indeed, become exactly that. So I had a yard sale to get rid of it. What I didn’t sell, I donated to local charities and women’s shelters. And I swore I wouldn’t buy so much useless shit again. 

Secondly, I want peace of mind. It’s my way of attacking my anxiety. With all the clothes I’ve gathered over the years, I have too many choices. I get confused sometimes as I try to pair pants, shirts, skirts, dresses, shoes, boots, accessories, etc. At the end of the day, I always fall back on my jeans and shirt or leggings and hoodie. If I had less choices and stick to the basics to begin with, anxiety wouldn’t have anywhere to reside – and no one needs anxiety living in their closet! 

For more info on Project 333, I read about it here

Wish me luck!! 

HAPPY NEW YEAR! (Emphasis on the happy)

Good god, I’m glad 2016 is gone! 

2016 was one of the worst years of my life. Don’t get me wrong, good things happened, but the negative highly out-weighed the positive. Which is why I’m more than excited to say AU REVOIR to the year from hell. 

My hopes for 2017 are substantive. But I think I’ll be able to manage as long as I stay strong and persistent. And anyone who knows me understands my level of ambition to get things done. 

I hope to finally finish renovating this ruined house. And it should be done by Feb-Mar. Yay! Well, for now anyway, until the next big thing happens and it’s time to renovate again. 

I hope to continue to practice yoga and meditation almost every day in hopes of kicking my anxietys ass. Because anxiety sucks and no one should have to live like this. 

I hope to get back to being healthy again and making everyday changes to live better. Eating, exercising, and focusing on me will be a priority. If I have to, I’ll schedule it in my calendar. 

I’m no longer going to feel obligated to put effort into other people when I get no effort from them. I’m a giver but it drains me. I’m done giving to people who don’t give anything back. My time is precious and I won’t waste another minute doing things I don’t want to do in hopes of impressing people who I really don’t care to impress.

I really hope 2017 isn’t as much of a disappointment as 2016 was. I had high hopes for 2016 but life got in the way and made me bitter. 

Here’s hoping 2017 can reinstate my HAPPY!