Day 10 of 193

I love doing this challenge. I find it really freeing and it’s allowing me to ease in to the whole decluttering mission at a steady pace. I have tried to declutter so many times before, but I felt like I was getting stuck and couldn’t overcome the emotional attachment of things, like clothes. I still have a ton of clothes from years ago, so some of these clothes are too hard to let go.

So that’s where I came up with this whole idea of one item a day, which has been helping me. Like a lot. Because I can discard things slowly and really appreciate the transformation.

Like this shirt was a bit of a challenge to get rid of because I remember wearing it the first time I hung out with one of my friends. What made it difficult was that we don’t really hang out or talk much, we live in different cities now.

Even though this shirt feels a bit snug on me, it was still challenging to get rid of by donating it to someone else. And that’s okay, because than it means that someone else can find just as much joy as I did. And that is what makes this journey so joyous, because you’re getting rid of things so someone can enjoy these things, too. When you own less things that’s whenyou can truly appreciate what you have.

Day Twenty-One

Hi all,

Today is the final day of the 21 Day Challenge. Thank you so much for everyone being a part of this journey. I am so thankful for each and one of you to participate in this journey with me.

Let’s learn to appreciate movies. Who doesn’t enjoy a good movie with some people? They help us create and strengthen our bonds with friends and loved ones. They make us laugh and cry. Some movies even help us learn something. And learning is amazing!

There is so much work that goes into making a movie. We should all value the work and thought that goes into making a movie. In order to express our gratitude, we shall watch a movie, whether it be our favourite movie or something we haven’t seen before, be sure to express your gratitude!

Remember expressing gratitude changes everything.

Liebster Award Nomination

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Thank you so much for nominating me Tea Cup Talk. This means the world for me. Words cannot describe how excited I am right now! I am proud of myself for all of the things that I have accomplished this year.

So let’s get right into the rules:

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  1. Thank and link the person who nominated + answer the questions given by the nominator
  2. Nominate 11 blogs that have less than 200 followers
  3. Create 11 new questions for the nominees to answer + notify them by social media
My Answers to Your Questions:
  1. Which one of the 4 seasonings is your favorite? Salt, pepper, ketchup or mayo

I prefer mayo because I use mayo on my burgers and my corn – it’s a Spanish thing. My boyfriend introduced me to that. You can also add Parmesan cheese and hot sauce to it. It’s so good!

2. If you win the grand prize for the lottery, what will you do with the money?

I would invest some of the money and then my boyfriend and I would move out into our first house. I would give our families money so they can buy a new place as well. I would go clothes shopping as well as some new furniture and wall art and such for our new place.

3. (Continued from the question above) Are you OK to be photographed on the newspaper with the prize you win? If not, what kind of crazy mask or costume will you wear?

I would feel comfortable with my photo being taken. But I would have to find the perfect red lip stick to compliment my outfit.

4. Which movie genre is your favorite?

I love romantic comedies but I also enjoy animated films like Aladdin and Finding Nemo. I am looking forward to Finding Dory. I love Dory.

5. Which music genre do you enjoy the most?

I love alternative like Coldplay, Lana Del Rey but I also like Beyonce and USS. I have a wide range of music. I like a lot of different genres it just depends on what kind of mood I am in.

6. If you can own any type of pet, what’s the craziest pet you can think of to own? (It can even be a dinosaur, if you like 🙂

My favourite animals are giraffes. They would be a lot of fun to have. I remember meeting one of my boyfriend’s friend and he asked me if I liked pets and I replied with; “I like giraffes.”

7. Which character on Post a Book is most interesting to you? Why? 🙂

To be honest, I haven’t gotten a chance to read this blog so I can’t say at the moment. I will be sure to read it and provide my answer.

8. If you see a real hundred dollar bill stuck to a lamp post, what’s the first thing you will do?

I would grab it and then treat my boyfriend and I to a cheesecake – cherry cheesecake because cherry is the best. We would also have a hot beverage. Then I would invest in some.

9. You just won an award of your dream, who’s the first person you will thank in your acceptance speech?

My boyfriend!

10. If you can own a vacation home of your dream, where will it be? (It doesn’t have to be by the beach, for example)

I would love to travel to Nairobi, Kenya! It is dream honeymoon so I would be travelling with my boyfriend who will be my future husband one week. Hopefully we are able to stay for a week. It is the only hotel in the world where you can feed giraffes breakfast from the hotel dining room! I always wanted to go there. In fact I would love to start saving for that now.

11. If your house can be built out of any material, what kinds of material will you use? (Please don’t restrict it to gingerbread houses)

I would love for my house to built out of cobblestone. It is so pretty.

My nominations go to… *Drums Roll*
Thanks again for nominating me for this wonderful award, Tea Cup Talk
So the winners go to (drums roll): the next set of my amazing followers! Congratulations! You amazing folks truly deserve this award!!
My Questions to You:
This is my way of showing my appreciation to all you amazing folks out there, but if you are busy, you don’t have to accept the awards. Or, you can choose to accept the awards without answering the questions. Whatever that works best for you. 🙂 Also, I tried to make sure the questions are not too personal. Hope you’ll have fun and enjoy ‘em!
I had a lot of fun with my questions. I hope you do too!
1. Why did you start blogging?
2. What was the last thing someone did that made you happy?
3. If you can describe your life only using five words, which ones would you pick?
4. What are three random facts about yourself? *Note* They don’t have to be that overly personal.
5. What would be the title of your autobiography?
6. If you had one superhero ability, what would it be? And why?
7. What is something you wish to accomplish before your next birthday?
8. You discover a crystal ball that can tell you the truth about ONE THING in your life – past, present or future. What would you like to know?
9. What is a motto, quote or philosophy you live by?
10. What is your morning routine like?
11. What is something you are working on that will help improve yourself?

Appreciation

I love my boyfriend. He truly is one-of-a-kind.

Last night when he came home from work be surprised me with these beautiful yellow Gerbera daisies! I love them so much! ❤

I am going to make this my new profile picture.

Today, I will show my appreciation to someone and let them know how happy I am.

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Letting Go

Last week I was sick so I forgot that I didn’t post anything for Buddy Wakefield Wednesday. I apologize for not remembering so here are two posts to make up for it.

“This is an apology letter to the both of us for how long it took me to let things go.”

I love this quote! It describes a time of my sadness. There were many times where I struggled to let go of a dying friendship and to accept that things were never able to go back to the way they were. It took me a long time to accept this fact but after accepting that truth, it is okay that my friendship ended. It was a difficult to accept and move on. But after many months I was able to move on with my head held high. A lot of things went wrong and I am sorry that things ended for the way they did.

There are times where I think of you and wonder if you are okay. But I am okay that we are no longer friends anymore. It taught me a lot of things that I needed to learn like acceptance of others and that you can’t mold someone into someone that they are not.

It was for the best. I realized that friendship happened for a reason and I am forever grateful for that friendship. If it wasn’t for that friendship I wouldn’t have met my boyfriend and I adore him to pieces. ❤

Let Others Know You Are Always There

I always tell my boyfriend that I care about him and that I will always stand by his side no matter what. We usually say good night but we don’t always because one of us would fall asleep whilst messaging each other.

We appreciate the simple things we do for each other. He does a lot of nice things like make us breakfast, gives me foot rubs, takes care of me when I’m unwell, brushes my hair, lets me borrow his sweaters when I’m cold and so many other things. I write him notes whenever I leave after he does. I would also place one his sweater pockets. I make us dinner which he gets to enjoy after a long day of work.

I do nice stuff for other people as well.

I always tell people who I adore that I love them.

Mannerism Is Not Common As It Should Be

Since Thanksgiving (well my Thanksgiving) is approaching one may think that this time of year is the perfect opportunity to show others their thanks and gratitude but instead it is the complete opposite.

No one says “Thank you” or “please” as much anymore.People should take the time to show someone how grateful they are no matter what. It isn’t difficult to let someone know.

Today, I will it be a known fact that someone’s effort is appreciated. Sprinkle your day with gratitude and love. 🙂 ❤

Gratitude

My boyfriend and I hung out with his friend when I finish work. We had lunch together. It was nice although I am slow eater so I felt bad for his friend for waiting for me. I didn’t feel as bad for my boyfriend because I’m sure he’s used to it now.

Then when I went to my boyfriend’s house he surprised me with yellow calla lilies. Which two fun facts despite being called a lily they aren’t actually lilies and the word calla comes from the Greek term for beautiful.

Today I will show my appreciation for someone else’s efforts.

Cashew Nut Chicken

Today was such an amazing day (well after I finished work of course!). I loved it. My boyfriend is the best. ❤

We met up after I finished work and we had such a joyous time. We had dinner at a Thai restaurant because he knows that I love Thai food. I had the cashew nut chicken it came with rice, carrots, green bell peppers, lettuce and cashews. It was delicious.

Then afterwards we went shopping. I bought books and we did a bit of browsing for another shopping outing. He also bought me a giraffe. It is the cutest giraffe ever. It has a pink bow and everything.

Well, I got a bit sidetracked… But I will be sure to continue the rest of our date for tomorrow’s blog post. I just loved my evening. I wouldn’t want to be with anyone else but him. 🙂 ❤

One Thing – I Care

Before my boyfriend and I went to work I went over to my boyfriend’s for tea and breakfast. He made us pancakes whilst I sliced the strawberries.

It was a joyous breakfast. Since I left after him I made the bed and wrote him a note like I always do. Although this time I forgot to bring my paper so I had to ask his little sister for paper. Thankfully she had one.

I left my favourite pen (but I have multiples) there from whenever…

I always place his letter on his pillow. I’m so cute. 🙂 ❤