Happy Mardi Gras!

Hey everyone! Happy Mardi Gras! Today is the day where we celebrate by consuming pancakes! I love eating pancakes. I’m going to be having pancakes for dinner tonight. I cannot wait! It is also a day where you wear purple, gold, and green. Whereas purple represents justice, gold represents power, and green represents faith.

Mardi Gras translates into Fat Tuesday, because it’s a day where people use up their ingredients such as milk, eggs, flour, and sugars since most people will be fasting starting tomorrow until Easter for Lent. I don’t partake in this, because that was how I was raised. But I would love to go to New Orleans to see all of the celebrations. I have never been to New Orleans before, so I would love to visit.

I hope everyone is enjoying their day.

Advent Calendar of Kindness 2020 Day 9

Today’s challenge, is going through your books to see if you can donate any to any loved ones, charities, libraries.

I have a lot of books that I have twice, and my sister does, too. Which is how I got to keep Go Ask Alice, because she bought another copy, forgetting about having a copy of it. So I am able to give books away for Christmas, which is pretty cool.

Advent Calendar of Kindness 2020 Day One

I came across this idea about advent calendar of kindness in one of my memories, and I thought what better way to spend some joy and holiday cheer. This year has been such a difficult year for all of us. I hope this helps us show each other love and compassion. I’ll be documenting my journey throughout the month.

Today’s mission is to give someone a hug, or a compliment someone. Hugging may be off limits depending on your situation, and what you are comfortable with. But feel free to give someone a compliment today.

I always hug my boyfriend before he leaves for work, and when he comes back, and before bed. So I did that one already.

My compliment was to my cousin, and I told her how lucky I was to have her, and how much I miss hanging out with her. Her and I are going to make plans later on to hang out with each other some day. I love that girl.

I already gave my sister and my niece a compliment earlier. My sister sent me a photo of my niece all bundled up in her winter gear. It’s her first time wearing snow pants. I thought she looked adorable. 🙂

Thankful Thursdays #22

If you’re celebrating Thanksgiving this weekend, what a perfect way to spend time truly thinking about you’re grateful for.

Every week I round up and think about what I am thankful for. I encourage everyone to do this activity.

Here is my list.

  1. I’m thankful for catching up with a friend I haven’t spoken to in a little while. I’m glad he is doing well.
  2. My boyfriend brought me my container from my sister’s house. I am currently going through at the moment. I’ve been trying to go through my things. It is a freeing and exciting project. Not only is it allowing me to find a home for these items, but it is also a great feeling knowing that I am helping others by donating things I no longer use or need anymore.
  3. My boyfriend and I did some decorating around our room. We hung up my lights. It is over my vision board. I think it is really pretty. I shared a photo below. It says, “Easy Does It”, it reminds when I have a lot going on, I remind myself to take things slowly, even if it is just one thing at a time.
  4. I was able to go out for more walks this week, although that may be why my back is a bit sore, but slowly getting better.
  5. I got to watch two football games yesterday, which was fun, although those games were a blow out, but still entertaining. When I watched the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign Performance during the halftime show between the Dallas and Washington football, I came across a new singer, Kane Brown. The Salvation Army accepts donations to help out those less fortunate. I really enjoyed his music performance.

Day 155 of 192

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 116 of 192

Hey y’all, I’m back! I took a small break from my blog to focus on me for a bit.

This is Friday’s item.

My feet never really got that big growing up, so up until a few years ago, my shoes from elementary school stopped fitting me just recently. I am now just getting rid of what doesn’t fit.

I used to wear these shoes in grade six. I loved wearing these shoes for Easter, and having my mom paint my toes with some bold and bright colours.

But unfortunately several years later, they no longer fit, and that’s okay. I just hope that whomever ends up with these shoes, they have many great memories with these shoes as I did.

Day 98 of 192

I just noticed that I had a keying error and yesterday was actually Day 97, not Day 98 like I had typed out.

So, without further ado, let’s talk about the actual 98th Day of decluttering. Today marks my fourteenth week since I started this journey. I am beyond proud of myself. I definitely feel lighter now.

I have noticed a lot of positive changes in my life. I stopped shopping and adding things to my life. I am starting to feel less stressed out by slowly removing things that no longer brings me happiness. I am able to save up more money since I’m not shopping like I used to. All in all, I am starting to feel so much better.

Today’s item is about all of these odd pieces of jewelry that I have kept from Christmases and birthdays. I am going to be sorting through more of my jewelry later. I only want to keep a few possessions so that way the items I do keep will be that more meaningful to me. But as embarrassing as this is, I have tried to wear these pieces of jewelry, and it would turn my skin green. I definitely don’t need to worry about that anymore.

I didn’t even bother to detangle any of this, because I know I wouldn’t wear any of it anyway.

Day 82 of 192

Hey everyone, sorry for the delay. This item is from Saturday.

I have finally gone through this one container that I have. It was mostly filled with stuff that I haven’t used in a really long time, but I somehow convinced myself that I needed all of these things. Removing all of these things from this big container, I realized that I didn’t need any of these things at all.

This was a pen that my Grandparents gave me for Valentine’s Day 15 years ago. What was cool about this pen was that it had bubble dispenser, and a heart handle, which I thought was so cool.

But the pen doesn’t even work, and I’m way too cold for bubbles. If I miss Grandparents, I can still call them.

Another thing I have learned from this decluttering journey is that memories of people and or experiences, they aren’t in things, they are found in us. So, why do we constantly feel the need to declutter our homes and minds with things we no longer need?