So, project “Decluttering my Life” has been a success!
Still finishing up my bedroom, I creating a minimalist wardrobe for myself. During this time of quarantine, I’ve realized that I’ve only worn simple staples for work, exercise, and lounging, and it includes the following:
• Flowy Shirts
• Comfy Tees
• Flowy Pants
Honestly, my wardrobe for these past few months couldn’t be anymore simplified than that. I love it, I don’t stress over trying to find an outfit to wear for work anymore. But, I looked at the four totes that held my summer, winter, and hoodies. Shaking my head, I mumbled (and forgive my language) “I’m not going to wear even half of this shit, I have too many damn clothes!” This is a visual of my stress level over something that every girl loves.
Also, this shows you ladies that I’m more of a vagabond than a girly girl. I prefer comfort over style, my current wardrobe has some color, but mostly earth tones and neutrals. The positive to all this, as I was going through each item, I wasn’t second guessing, or asking myself the same question three times, if I knew I wasn’t going to wear again next year, three years, or even five years down the line, I tossed it in the donation pile. Don’t worry, the clothes that I’ve worn until there were mystery stains and holes that I didn’t notice were there, those were automatically tossed in trash.
Also, yesterday morning, while listening to Faith Church, the pastor was talking about how in today’s society, people are busy trying to buy the latest thing, or instead of tithing, we’re buying things and saving up on material things. He quoted Matt. 6:19:
“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal.”
From 2018 until now, I don’t know how many times I’ve purchased things from Amazon, Vera Bradley, and other stores, both online and in public, using my credit card. Earlier this past week, I downloaded the free app, Mint to help me understand how finances work and to keep track of my finances. A section of the app checks your credit score. Long story short, my credit is fair, but the way that I’m using my card is what is hurting my credit score. I didn’t know there was so much to learning about finances than just saving money. I’m still a baby when it comes to adulting, but that’s ok. This weekend, has helped me understand that I can turn things around now. I can turn all of this over to God through prayer, and I just need to sit back and do my part and pay attention to Him.
School is going great, my current class ends today. I need to finish my final project with Dad, and turn in my paper tonight. So today will be another hectic day for homework. I start my new class tomorrow, Scientific and Technical Writing. I’m a little nervous, but I’m still excited. This previous class has taught me so much, so I hope if any of my peers and my instructor are reading this, I want to say again, thank you!
My health is improving, both my blood pressure and blood sugar levels and improving. Last week, I did slack with working out. This week, is game time. Unfortunately, it will be wet, cold, and gloomy for the next few days, but if it doesn’t rain when I get off work, I’ll get out there and get my workout in. I have make up for missing six days. Food wise, I’m still doing well. Dad cooked some grilled chicken with broccoli and rice yesterday. It was very good, so we’ll both be cooking in the kitchen from here on now. He also mentioned that he wanted me to go to the gym with him. I giggled because I messed with him, saying that I’ve been starting my part since September the 24th.
Mentally, I’m doing much better. This past weekend, thanks to the family, it’s like a huge weight was lifted off my shoulder. I felt frustrated because I know I needed to clean, organize, and get things in order. But because I was working from home, taking classes online, and started my health kick again, I lost track of taking care of my home. So, I’ve written out in my schedule to make sure to keep rooms clean, if I use something, I remember to put things back (just have to remind Dad to do the same). But, mentally, I feel better. I’m doing ok, I’m going to be ok.
Ok, you all. I have some workouts and homework to do. I’ll check in with you all tomorrow for another blog post. Happy reading and stay motivated!
Until next time…