Glad You Came – The Wanted

Tom Parker of the band, The Wanted, has disclosed that he has been diagnosed with a terminal brain tumour. I am absolutely devastated for him and his family. I love The Wanted. For those who may not know, but they are a British-Irish boy band.

I feel really sad for Tom Parker and his family since he is only 32 years old. His wife is pregnant with their second child.

I remember that my best friend and I used to listen to The Wanted and have a mini dance party listening to them. It was a lot of fun. But to summarize things, life got complicated and we ended up going in different directions without one another. We do on the occasion still keep in touch. Although not as much as we used to, and that’s okay. I still feel very blessed to be friends with this amazing person. We live in different cities, and things are different now, but I hope that our paths can cross again, soon. May this song help everyone realize that life is too short, to be anything but happy. I hope this song encourages us to take chances, like go to talk to that friend you have been meaning to message, quit that job, and try something new. Life is too short to be ordinary, go out there, and be extraordinary!

I will always love this song. I feel for Tom Parker and his family. I’ll keep him my thoughts and hope that he is strong enough to accomplish all that he wishes to. This song will remind me to not take life so seriously, but to enjoy everything and everyone. Never take anything or anyone for granted, because you never know when you will see someone again. All we ever have is this present moment. Another thing that this song teaches me is that everyone can enter your life, and can only stay there for a season. And when they leave, your universe is never the same again. Learn to enjoy the little things in life.

“The sun goes down
The stars come out
And all that counts
Is here and now
My universe will never be the same
I’m glad you came”

-The Wanted, I’m Glad You Came

July Wrap Up

I cannot believe how fast July has came and went. I am thankful for all of the things that I have learned throughout this month. I have learnt to always believe in myself, save money, and being comfortable with having less things.

I have recently quit my full time job to pursue a career in blogging. That was a huge leap of faith for me. I have never quit a job without having a steady job lined up. At the same time I felt like it was best for me to move on. I was at my last time on and off for the past three and half years now. I am so happy to no longer be there anymore. I feel like I was made to be my own boss.

I have working on a budget so we can save more money. I have a long list of goals. My boyfriend and I have been working on a budget together. It has been a lot of fun planning and discussing on ways to save more money.

In case you are new to my blog, I have been starting this new journey about decluttering and going through my things so I only have belongings that truly make me happy. I have been purging my things on and off for the past six years or so. This has been a fun journey, and I have been comfortable living and owning less things.

I am quite happy with all of the things I have learned and I can’t wait for all of the new adventures that August will bring me.

Day 34 of 193

When I was going through my dresser drawers, I forgot that I had an extra pair of work pants. And since, I’m not working there anymore, I can discard these pants. It is such a relief to know that I don’t have to go back there anymore.

Day 33 of 193

I feel so proud of myself for making all of these changes in my life. It might not seem like much, but big changes begin with baby steps.

I decided to depart with this tank top because I used to wear this a lot to my old job, and it’s pretty old that it’s starting to rip. I figured that maybe someone else can repair it. I rather not be reminded of working at this place, anyway.

Thankful Thursdays #4

What a week this week has been. Allow me to explain in the things I am thankful for.

For my new followers, every Thursday I discuss a few things I am grateful for in the past week.

  1. I am thankful because I left my job, and that has been extremely freeing. I have been there on and off for 3 and a half years. I felt like they never really appreciated my hard work that I brought with me. I am happy that I don’t have to go there anymore.
  2. My boyfriend has been holidays this week, so we got to spend a lot of time together, which I am always grateful for.
  3. I am happy for the new teas I bought. Tea always makes me happy. Although I haven’t tried it, I’m saving that for tomorrow. They’re immunitea so they have added vitamins to help strengthen your body from getting sick.
  4. I am thankful for having a vision board. It’s where I post a bunch of positive quotes and my goals for the future. I love the feeling of being inspired and chasing after my dreams.
  5. Because my boyfriend didn’t have to go to work this week, there hasn’t been any reason to set an alarm in the morning. So waking up whenever we feel like, has been very comforting.

I would love to read what everyone else is thankful for this week. 🙂

Day 29 of 193

Hi everyone! Welcome to a new day! That means I am living with one less item in my life and I couldn’t be happier.

Today’s item that I am removing my life is my app for work. Since I don’t work there, it no longer serves me anymore.

To me, clutter isn’t just physical clutter, it can be digital clutter, ranging from anything such as too many photos, emails, apps, and contacts in your phone that you no longer connect with. If you don’t get your digital clutter under control it can become overwhelming as well.

And I can’t wait to sort through all of this clutter. It really is going to be a joyous feeling. My goal is only to have the items that brings me joy, and use daily.

Day 28 of 193

Hi everyone!

In case you haven’t heard the news I have left my job, to pursue my own dreams.

Today’s decluttering item is my work place name tag. I am quite excited to start my own journey and being my own boss. I am thankful for this opportunity. It is an absolutely freeing feeling.

I also love my decluttering mission. It has been amazing so far. I can’t wait to make even more process.

O For Onward

I am honestly over the moon happy that today was the last day of my job. I am now off to do better things in my life. I couldn’t be happier with myself.

For those who don’t know, I worked at a coffee shop, on and off for the last three and half years. And now I am off to new adventures.

I plan on taking more time for myself since I have learned the importance of self care. I have worked through bronchitis, laryngitis, the common cold (multiple times), ear infections, etc.. I didn’t call in, even though I knew I should have, but I was too much of a team player to call in otherwise. But having to work through all of that, made me realize that it is important to put myself first. Because if I don’t, who will?

It also taught me that I should focus one thing at a time. Don’t overthink things, but instead simplify things when I can. I also learned to deal with things as they happen. I learned this skill because whenever we emptied a pot of coffee, I would rinse it out right away, and begin to brew more. Having that skill at work, allowed me to think like that in my life, as well. Where I shouldn’t postpone things, but to deal with them right away. Don’t put off what you can do now.

I have met some really cool people along the way. I was also a trainer, so I had close interaction with the new trainees. That taught me how to lead and provide others with guidance and to believe in themselves. I thought I was a good trainer because I am very patient and a friendly person. I am thankful for gaining more leadership skills. Because I am still thinking about pursuing a career in managerial accounting, perhaps, later on in my life. Having experienced those shifts as a leader, it made me realize that I can be a leader.

I am looking forward to having more time to myself. I plan on going on more walks, and reading outside. I can catch up on my books and TV shows. I am so excited! I am also excited about not being tied down to anyone’s schedules, but for the one I make for myself.

I am so happy to have this opportunity for myself. I cannot wait to start living my best life. I hope all of my followers will share this journey with me. O for Onward.

Day 27 of 193

So, some exciting news, today was my last day working at my job. Now, it’s off for better things. My daily item for today is my uniform. I couldn’t be more happy for myself!

I have worked through on and off for the past three and a half years. It had good and bad times, but I am happy that I am done. I am grateful for the people I have met, and all of the life lessons I have learned there. But I am also happy that I will never go back there.

Day 23 of 193

This item is from Tuesday, since as you know I have fallen behind in my blog posts, and that is okay.

When I was going through some of clothes, I realized that I had another shirt for a promotion at work. Because that promotion is no longer happening, I can get rid of it.

I am so happy to be partaking in this decluttering mission. It has been really fun getting rid of the things that no longer serve me anymore.

Let me know if you have partaking in this challenge, and if so, let me know how it’s been helping you!