Managing My Minimalism

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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)

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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!