Sassy + Happy

I took a day trip to L.A. with a few of my friends last week. We all wanted a girls day so we made the drive and spent the day doing fun things a couple of the gals had wanted to check out! We spent some time in the Glossier store, and I did not expect to like it as much as I did (I thought it was overhyped). We did up our make up trying all of their products and then took some time walking around before dinner. We all took photos with different walls to represent each of us- so of course mine needed to be the succulent wall (insert heart eyes).

Something that I enjoy now that I did not used to is putting outfits together. I want to keep a record of the clothes that I actually wear because I need to get rid of (donate) what I do not use. I think Marie Kondo’s methods may work out for me since we both put an emphasis on joy. So I can then get rid of the items that are not adding anything positive to my life. I also desire to be more sustainable in my future choices, and stop supporting brands that are a part of fast fashion and contribute to unfair labor practices. etc.

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So I guess this place can also serve to track evidence of my process.

If I had thought about posting these perhaps I would have changed up the pictures a bit more lol Oh well!
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Always in Chucks.

If anyone out there has any tips for making more sustainable choices and/ or some good organizing secrets let me know!

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Goodbye 2018, and thank you.

Written on Dec. 30, 2018:

This year has gone by insanely fast. This was the first year in three years that I was not in a long-term relationship. I entered 2018 on my own (with lots of love and support). I learned independence, although it hadn’t really gone anywhere and really I just needed to be reminded of it. I am amazed that I have so much love surrounding me.

It was a hard year in terms of learning lessons, dealing with my mental health, and continually learning how to let go of things that are not healthy and do not bring joy.

But here we are, two days away from a new year again. I’m entering this year even with just a better vantage point than the last. Not being literally days out from a really emotional breakup I feel as if I have a little leg up on myself from this time last year. 😉

I am excited for what the next year brings. I am also tired and apathetic at times, because that is what depression can do. Either way, in this moment im choosing to focus on the joy.

I’m not going to do “New Year’s Resolutions” because those never really work out. I am continually trying to better myself, however. I want to try new forms of exercise to be healthy. Eat more consistently. Practice my hobbies way more often. Be gracious towards myself and others. I have a desire to be like Jesus (not who people who have twisted him into to fit their own agenda but what he practiced) a.k.a. LOVE. Serve more. Think of myself less. When I do think of myself, do so kindly. Take care of me. Be strong and quick-witted. Practice RAK (random acts of kindness) as often as possible. Compliment others. Find passions. Be in love, be loved, be love. Be healthy: mind, body, and spirit.


So goodbye to one year of growth. I am hoping to usher in another year of growth, but hoping that this one will be motivated by happiness and love. Wishing you all JOY in 2019!