how one bone destroyed my relationship with my dog

how one bone destroyed my relationship with my dog

  My 4 year old dog and I had our first real fight last night. You know what they say about not going to bed angry? Well I guess it’s true because I barely slept. I got in a fight with my dog and lost sleep over it. I even tried to make amends this [...]

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10 lessons learned from my first month as a minimalist.

10 lessons learned from my first month as a minimalist.

I want to make sure that I don't discount my goal for February. The act of minimizing has been a welcomed, refreshing and empowering change. With that said, everything that has come along with it has subsequently been a significant challenge. I've already made one trip to donate 7 bags of clothes and accessories I no longer need, and yet there is so much more stuff mocking me with its presence that I haven't gotten around to. I keep looking at all of the overpriced books I was required to purchase in college and have truly gone through it with them. Do they stay or do they go? For 98% of the last month, they were a definite go. But today, I looked at them again and they looked at me and somehow managed to convince me they belong on my shelf collecting dust for a bit longer before I get fed up with them again and cut the BFA umbilical cord. Soon.

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I’m coming to accept that no matter what you feel is okay. While I’m currently working on minimizing the tangible parts of my life this month, I’m also challenging myself to stop minimizing my feelings. Grief is fluid. It’s not that you ever stop hurting or missing the ones you lose, but you learn how to live with it.

Minimize Your Closet in One Week

Minimize Your Closet in One Week

Just last week, I was putting my laundry away and seriously considered putting half of it into a donation bag. I will say that I was truly compelled to donate some of my clothing, but in reality, a majority of the reason behind my desire to purge is because I’m inherently lazy, and it was the first time I was actually hanging my clothes up in over a month. I have no issues washing and drying my clothes, but the second the clothing is dry, I would be completely content living out of the dryer. Give it a quick fluff when necessary. There are things that I hate doing, like cleaning the tub, and even that takes precedence over hanging shit.

Budgeting Week One: it’s still very sad.

Budgeting Week One: it’s still very sad.

Okay, so how much do I have to save to take a yearly spending of ~$26,000 and turn it into $625,000? Is anyone interested in purchasing any of my organs? My liver will be on discount following the number crunching that is this month. I've been feeling good about my late 20’s but now I’m pissed that I’m 28 am very not prepared.

budgets are sad.

so, so sad. needless to say, i haven't gotten far past the denial stage of grieving and/or coming to terms with my credit card debt. on the upside, i took a step in the right direction... i linked all of my payment information to a mint account. now all of my guilt can be consolidated [...]

2018: the year i [might] get my shit together

2018: the year i [might] get my shit together

When I was in my prime as an angst-filled youth, I wrote myself a note. It said that if I made it to 28, everything in life would fall into place. It promised all would be peachy and perfect, my issues would be minimal and I could eat ice cream for dinner without requiring 17 [...]