Day 19

I couldn’t really sleep the night before, so I decided it’s best to do something productive with my time. At the same I was always doing something to fall asleep, as well. I began reading some of my book, that helped a bit, but it still wasn’t enough. I began writing in my journal, because I thought maybe I was feeling a bit too stressed out about things. I started thinking about some writing ideas. After I released my thoughts, I just laid there, trying not to think about anything for a couple of minutes.

That didn’t work, so I put on my favourite show, Grey’s Anatomy. That is my comfort show, I must have watched it a million times already. And that seemed to do the trick.

Whenever I can’t fall asleep, I will try to do something productive with my time, instead of just laying there, tossing and turning in my bed. If that doesn’t work, I will try to resort into watching a show, or a movie to help me fall asleep. Or vow to myself to make an evening routine.

Day 14

I try my best to write every day about my lessons that I either have learned throughout my day or throughout my life. But yesterday I was quite busy. So here I am!

Yesterday, I was babysitting my niece, and it got me thinking that it is healthy for us, as adults to take naps throughout the day. It is actually healthy to take a break from things, and to refresh throughout the day.

If you feel like you don’t have a lot of time to take a nap, learn to appreciate the power of a twenty minute nap. There are a lot of healthy benefits to taking naps. We can learn a lot of observing the lives of babies and children. We shouldn’t overcomplicate life, instead we should focus on simplicity of life.

Today, I will learn to simplify my life. I will also learn to take a rest, instead of quitting when I am tired.

Day 192 of 192

Wow! This is it! I am so proud of myself for finishing this project. I am about to ring in the new year with 192 less items than I would have. And I was able to help other people in the process. It’s a liberating feeling knowing that I did this.

Not everyone knows this, but I have had my things spread out in three other houses, four if you include the actual place I live at currently. Now, I only have things in three houses. My goal for the year was to bring it down to one, but I had to refrain from these houses because of the pandemic. But hopefully by the end of next year, I’ll only have my things in my house, the one I live at.

I still feel like there’s a few more things to give away. I hope I also inspired other people to go through their belongings, too.

This decluttering journey inspired me to write a short story, which is something I was planning to work on in the new year. That’s really exciting.

But here it is! Item number 192. It isn’t a big reveal, but it is still something.

I found this item in a container of my belongings. I have kept this way longer than I needed to. I plan on giving these to my Grandma, because I am sure she knows someone who would appreciate this.

Day 191 of 192

This item is from Wednesday.

I bought this book at a school book fair. I used to love those so much. I bought a lot of cool books from those school book fairs.

I still love the Magic School Bus, but I think my niece will like this book. I can’t wait for her to start watching all of the classics from when her mom and myself were younger. My sister and I loved Princess Diaries, Matilda, and Recess as well as other classics like that.

I am trying to give my niece a lot of books, because I think it is important for her to have a big library. I can tell that she is really going to like reading a lot of books.

Day 190 of 192

This item is from Tuesday.

I found this book The Hunchback of Notre Dame while I was cleaning and going through my belongings. I haven’t read this in a really long time, so I quickly glanced it over. I decided to give this to my sister, so we can help my niece have a big library of books. She seems like she will really like stories. I hope so, I think reading books is amazing! I can’t wait to have sleepovers with her, and reading cool books with her.

Day 189 of 192

This item is from Monday.

I used to love this shirt, but it is fairly old. I bought a lot of other shirts since having this one. And now I don’t have a lot of room to keep this shirt, and that’s okay.

I just hope someone after me enjoys this shirt as much as me.

Day 188 of 192

This item is from Sunday.

I have a lot of stockings like these, because my sister would always need to borrow them going to a social gathering, or whatever else. And she also never returned them right away. I would need to borrow them for an event, so I would have to go out and buy them since my sister would lose the pair I had given her.

I am probably going to give these to my sister, so she doesn’t have to keep on asking me to borrow my things.

Day 187 of 192

Hey, sorry I’ve been in a bit of a holidaze, as some might call it. But here I am. I hope everyone had a festive and safe holiday.

This item is from Saturday, as I am a bit behind with my posts.

I haven’t worn these socks in awhile. I thought they were cool, but now I see them as ineffective, design wise, because no one can see the cute reindeer. Instead they just look like a regular pair of brown socks. So, perhaps someone can enjoy these socks more than I do.

Day 186 of 192

Merry Christmas to those who celebrate! I hope that whatever you celebrate, you are having a joyous time.

The item that I am going to part with today is this shirt. I haven’t seen it before, so it must be my sister’s perhaps. I am going to ask her, if she doesn’t want it, I’m going to donate it.

It’s a cool shirt, but I’m happy with everything that I own already.

Day 185 of 192

Happy Christmas Eve everyone! I hope everyone has a magical holiday!

Today’s item I plan on getting rid of this beautiful sweater. A lot of my clothes that I have found are from my high school days, with a few shirts being the exception.

I really loved the colour, but unfortunately it is just too short in the torso, since I have grown a bit since high school.