As I mentioned in my last post, I thought 2022 was going to be my year. The other day, my partner told me that I did a lot of "finding myself" last year. He told me I wasn't quite yet there, but that I was on the right path. It's true; in 2022, I completely … Continue reading 2023 Intentions. ❄️
End of 2022 In Books.
As we are almost approaching the new year, I wanted to end with some book recommendations. Some of these books are more for personal development, but a good chunk are for fun and sharing what really interests me without fear of being judged.It's why I changed my blog name in the first place; I wanted to … Continue reading End of 2022 In Books.
I've been in sort of a writing funk lately. Plus, I didn't want to continue to feel like such a "scrooge" while everyone is trying to enjoy the holidays. To top it off, I've been having an issue with my left hip... but let's save that for another day. I haven't felt motivated much to workout … Continue reading Slow Winter.
Minimalist[ish] Workout Equipment
If we are being honest, the most "minimalist" equipment would just be yourself. Maybe yourself and a mat? Over the past couple of months of taking down my workouts and focusing on low impact workouts, I not only look better, but feel better in my body and joints. I did a previous post back in … Continue reading Minimalist[ish] Workout Equipment
NSM Recap; 2022. 🌿
To my surprise, this NSM was my most successful. I didn't anticipate I'd cut my grocery bill by a smidge over $200 as my goal was to simply cut it by $100 if I could.I think for me between not working as much and being more intentional with my spending and time, I found that … Continue reading NSM Recap; 2022. 🌿
Navigating Holidays; Divorced. 🌿
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. 🌿
Letting Go. 🍂
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. 🍂
When You’ve Lost Yourself.
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.
Vermont Getaway. 🍂
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.