I'll admit I'm a bit of a scrooge during the holidays.Over the past couple of years, I haven't become better about the holidays. But for myself, where I don't have the kids on whole days of holidays (we split the day itself in half) I just feel empty sometimes. A bit before Thanksgiving, I was … Continue reading Navigating Holidays; Divorced. 🌿
Why was I holding on so long? As the leaves let go of the trees and the earth where I live prepares for winter, I've been finding myself letting go of who I've become over the last 10 (or so) years. When I agreed to work a couple of Saturday shifts a month at the … Continue reading Letting Go. 🍂
I've come to the recent realization that I don't know who I've become. Over the last few years since separating myself from my ex-husband, I realized I had lost myself. Not only lost myself because my identity became "mom" after having children, but I even lost myself in my marriage. Our relationship wasn't healthy, to … Continue reading When You’ve Lost Yourself.
So we failed a bit already on our "NSM*." See, what happened was my partner surprised me with a mini getaway to Vermont. To back track, my osteoarthritis [and fibromyalgia] had been flaring up. I had to switch my work weekend because I wasn't sure if I was going to feel better, the same or … Continue reading Vermont Getaway. 🍂
If you're new here, November is my time for a "no spend month." I like to be cheesy and call it "NO-SPEND-VEMBER."How do you not spend money in a month? Well the answer is the obvious. You can't. So what does this even mean? Well, the point of a "no spend month" or NSM for … Continue reading NSM.
I was looking back at this post I wrote earlier this year; "six things I am not longer buying." After reading it, I realized I was failing just a tad. I was overspending in the coffee department and I did recently start back my grocery delivery subscription because of my osteoarthritis. But I did notice … Continue reading Six Things I’m No Longer Buying [Pt. II].
Over the passed year or so, I've been trying to get back into the habit of being a better planner. Before Covid hit, I was very on top of my "planning" game. Yet for some reason, when I started working again, mixed with my partner moving in, my oldest in school, more extracurricular activities plus … Continue reading Minimalist [ish] Planner.
Alright, alright... y'all should know how my brain works by now. Remember this desk I literally just had in the living room? Well I ended up giving it to my oldest. was going to actually give her the same desk for Christmas. She has been reading and drawing a lot and I wanted her to have … Continue reading Minimalist[ish] Desk.
Since deactivating Instagram, I oddly found myself with more time then I anticipated. All those moments I wasted on taking the perfect photo or writing the perfect post. While I understand that there are many out there that need social media for their business, for me it was just an outlet. Or rather "a waste … Continue reading Exercise As Part of Daily Life.
I've finally been able to finish THIS book* I started a month ago. What stood out for me was the topic of "externals." What are "externals?" Stoic "externals" are NOT in your control, therefore they are NOT up to you. They are things such as your body, work, your home and such. In the book, … Continue reading Stoicism and Control.