Day 155 of 193

Hey everyone! I hope everyone is having a wonderful day.

Over the years I have had a large collection of sweaters. Like an obsessive amount of sweaters, courtesy of my Grandma for always giving me more sweaters. It feels really good to help others by giving away a lot of these sweaters that no longer fit me, since I have grown. It’s better to donate items instead of tucking them away in a container.

It feels really good to let go, and finally have a reasonable amount of sweaters.

I have learned to let go of things. It is liberating to know that thing aren’t going to weigh me down. There are several studies that show a correlation with being stressed and depressed from owning too many things.

In the season of giving, how about we rename it the Season of Giving Back? We should learn ways we can help others. Big or small gestures really go a long way to brighten someone’s day.

Day 152 of 193

This is Saturday’s item.

I really liked this black sweater, it kept me really warm, although unfortunately, I grew out of it. It is too short in the sleeves area, and it is also too short, because it doesn’t reach the top of pants.

I gave this to my Grandma, and she told me that she was going to give it to her neighbour’s granddaughter. I am so happy and thankful that I am able to help others.

Day 142 of 193

I remember the days my sister and I used to go shopping every so often. Those days were always the best. I love spending time with my sister.

We haven’t been shopping in a long time, but that’s okay. I’m kind of done clothes shopping for myself. At least at the moment, because I am content with the majority of my clothes right now. Although I still have a couple of clothes I need to go through and donate.

This was a sweater my sister had bought me on one of these hang outs. When it still fit me, my arms and torso grew longer since then, but this used to be my favourite sweater ever. I loved how bright it was. At the time, pink was my favourite colour, but now I love yellow. Even though I don’t have a yellow sweater, but that’s okay.

Day 141 of 193

This is Tuesday’s item.

This awesome sweater was given to my sister as a Christmas present from our grandparents. It was from Christmas of 2009, because British Columbia, Canada was hosting the 2010 Winter Olympics Games the following year. For those who may not know, is I’m born and raised in Canada, so this was extremely memorable and exciting for me.

I remember I would run home from school to watch some of the games. I also remember begging my mom if I could stay up and watch the closing ceremonies since Avril Lavigne was going to sing a few of her songs. It was really fun to watch it all. It makes me a bit sad that this year’s Olympics were postponed. I feel bad for the athletes who have been training really hard to participate in these games. I hope they can all still play whenever they are rescheduled.

After my sister had outgrew this sweater, she passed it on to me. I got to wear it for a little bit. I got a lot of clothes from my sister. Which explains why I have a ton of clothes.

Although unfortunately, it no longer fits for me anymore. I have started saving and setting aside some clothes for my niece to wear when she is older. I kept this because it is apart of our history and culture. She is almost two, but she will be growing a lot.

Day 140 of 193

Today marks week number 20! I am beyond proud of myself.

About two and a half years ago, I bought this sweater, and I wasn’t even looking for a sweater. I took the bus to the mall, and I saw my friend with her daughter. She was going to go home, but I told her I needed some help finding my bridesmaid dress. It was for my boyfriend’s brother’s wedding. So instead of her going home, her and I hung out for the day. Which was a lot of fun, since I haven’t seen her in such a long time.

My friend and I went looking in every store that sells clothes. At this time, I was obsessed with clothes, especially new and fancy/dressy clothes. So this was a real luxury for me.

Unfortunately I didn’t find my dress, but I was able to find all of these cool shirts, and this sweater. It was a really nice sweater, but I felt like it became too tight in the arms. I found it to be too uncomfortable.

It wasn’t until a few weeks later that I was able to find my bridesmaid dress, just in time for the wedding.

Day 139 of 193

My Grandma has given me a lot of clothes in my lifetime. I am grateful to be able to let them go. I used to wear a lot of them, but now I have appreciated the fact of being able to wear a few of my sweaters. It used to take me awhile before I needed to repeat a sweater. I used to care so much about what people thought of me, until recently. I am thankful that I have changed, for the better.

It is a freeing feeling to be comfortable of living with less. This one used to be one of my favourite sweaters to wear in the wintertime, because of the faux fur around the neck and top of the sweater. It really kept warm during my walks to school. I used to get a lot of compliments on this sweater.

Although it no longer fits me anymore, but that’s okay.

Day 137 of 193

This is Friday’s item.

My Grandma gave me this sweater. She either found it at a garage sale or a church sale. It kept me really warm because I walked a lot in high school. I went to the library to print off of my assignments, and I walked to school. My Grandma gave me a lot of sweaters, so I can stay warm.

Day 136 of 193

This is Thursday’s item.

My Dad had bought these pajama pants for Christmas several years ago. These were really cozy. I liked the colours. But unfortunately now that I have tried these on, they no longer fit me. But that’s okay, someone can enjoy them.

Day 134 of 193

This is Tuesday’s item.

I am currently going through my pajamas. Because my sister bought me these pajamas for Christmas, I was going to save this for when my niece gets taller. I have kept a few of my clothes for her, that I think she would like. She actually has a pair of these at the moment, but she’ll eventually outgrow those.

I really enjoyed wearing these, I felt like they were really cozy.