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I haven’t been taking care of myself.

It’s been about a month since my last post. I just haven’t had it in me to blog.

If you didn’t read my last post, our offer on a house that we fell in love with was denied and the seller went with another buyer. I don’t want this post to be about the negative feelings associated with that experience, so I’ll just link it ——> House Hunting Adventures – Episode Offer Rejected.

I’ve been neglecting caring for myself in pretty much every way possible. I haven’t been eating well, I haven’t moved my body and my mental health has been on the decline for four weeks.

To give you a quick update on the housing situation – We found a house a little over a week ago that we really liked. We put an offer in and it was accepted. I won’t delve too far into this story – I want to share my experience in a completely separate post once everything is said and done. Things are looking up on this front, though.

This afternoon my boyfriend and I went to the food store for our weekly shopping. I had Banquet Pot Pies on my list of things to buy since they were on sale for $0.88. With up and coming closing costs, we’re on a pretty tight budget. I thought they’d be sufficient as a cheap lunch or dinner. I also haven’t been in a mindset that allows me to prep and plan healthy meals for the week.

After grimacing at the ingredients, we put two boxes in our shopping cart. I hesitated and said, “I’m really not happy seeing those in my shopping cart.” My boyfriend said, “So don’t put them in the cart.” We took them out and put them back in the freezer.

I didn’t think much of that interaction in the moment, but it really made me think about the choices I make, especially when under stress.

It’s important for me to hone in on what my long-term life goal is. At this point – it’s just to live as simply as possible. I want to be mentally and physically clear of all things toxic. I want to allow an abundance of light and happiness in as often as I can.

I need to get back to my roots of what makes me really happy. Meditation, moving my body, eating more plant based, drinking water, moisturizing my dry skin, writing, reading, etc.

I know for certain what doesn’t make me happy and it’s an eighty eight cent box of processed frozen food found on sale at the grocery store.

 

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House Hunting Adventures – Episode: Offer Rejected

My feelings are still pretty raw, so I guess this is the perfect time to write.

We put an offer on a house yesterday afternoon and this morning I got a text message from the realtor saying they went with a different buyer.

Ouch.

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A vow of consistency and a review of the last year.

It’s been over year since I sat down to write. I’ve undergone a great deal of change – some bad, but mostly good.

I’m closing in on a full 12 months sober. This is a blog post in itself, so I won’t delve too far in that story just yet. It’s been eyeopening, to say the least, and I’m a better person without something so toxic.

In sobriety, I discovered minimalism. Also another blog post, so I’ll keep it short and sweet. Minimalism is different for everyone. I peruse the minimalism subreddit every now and again, but without warning it can become a pissing contest of great proportions. For me, minimalism is about removing the next best thing from my mental library, and instead focusing on the physical piece you have in front of you.

I’ve rediscovered what it is to live a healthy lifestyle for me. Every person is different and their definition of health for themselves might not be the same as my own. I’m 30 pounds down from last July. I’m stronger, faster, and tougher than I was before. More on this to come in future posts.

Just in the past two weeks, we learned our landlord cannot afford to keep the condo we rent any longer. As of two days ago, we were approved for a loan. Once our real estate agent reaches out to us, we’ll begin house hunting.

I want to continue to blog. I love to write. It was one of my favorite childhood hobbies, and it was something I always thought would be a part of my life. With the responsibility of bills, holding a desk job to help someone else achieve their dreams (and build their mansions), and overall exhaustion from adulting, it’s easy to lose this constant in my life. Consistency in life is everything. If you’re not consistent, you never really get anywhere. I vow to be consistent. To create solid, beneficial, and wholesome content for my readers.

I’m not sure where this blog will take me. I have ideas. Every Sunday I want to reflect on the week behind me. What I learned.. what scared me.. what I might have done differently. I want select days to talk about a range of topics. Some are listed in my yearly review above, some I haven’t written about yet, and other topics will make themselves known as I continue to grow. I’d love to create content for a YouTube channel eventually. There are so many out there. What can I offer this world that hasn’t already been built? The noise in social media and individual broadcasting is deafening, so what can I do to be heard?

For now, consistency is my answer. On my next post, I’ll lead off with the days of the week you can expect new content from yours truly.

Thanks for reading.

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When customer service fails the customer.

penguinCustomer service is the one and only important factor in a successful company that thrives on consumers. We are the ones that keep those companies afloat. We place the orders, spend the money and when the customer service is good we continue to place orders and spend money. With that being said, I will never ever purchase from Ulta again.  Continue reading

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