It's Friday, & I'm feeling pretty peaceful. The world around me is as crazy as ever, but I'm learning to balance it better. I've had a long week, filled with challenges, but I'm not letting any of them hold me back. This weekend I am so excited because we're finally going to the zoo! The zoo is one of my favorite places, I just love walking around all afternoon seeing all of the amazing animals! The inner 5 year old in me is like a kid doing a countdown to Christmas, yes, I am that excited.
I've been on a decluttering spree lately. Getting our home cleaned up, cleaned out, and streamlined. I know it's silly since we're still going to have to move within the next year, but hey, the less clutter we have to move to our future home, the better right? And the way I see it is, if something isn't working for us in the 3K square foot house we are currently renting, ain't no need cluttering up a hopefully 3x's smaller house!
Speaking of decluttering, I dropped off 7, yes, SEVEN, garbage bags full of clothes and a couple pairs of my shoes at the clothing donation bin this week of things that the boyfriend and I decided could go. Through doing that, I did come to a realization... or two... one is that I need to update my wardrobe to nicer pieces that I like and will wear. The other is that I am no longer going to allow myself to buy shirts from Ross. It's a sad day, over half of my shirts were from there, I kid you not, but I found that I did keep 90% of the shirts that I've purchased from either TJ Maxx or Marshalls, so while sometimes it's nice to find a bargain, Ross shirts are out. That doesn't include jeans and shoes though, I'll still bargain hunt Ross before heading off to the mall any time I'm on the hunt for something new. TJ Maxx is my favorite for good brands at a discount. I gave up my well loved tall brown boots this year, because they just didn't quite fit me well in the calf area anymore and the style is one that I had just outgrown. I spotted these Steve Madden boots and KNEW I wasn't leaving the store without them. They are seriously so beautiful, & so flattering when they are on. I can't wait to pare them with some flannels or chunky sweaters and some scarves. I am so excited to add these to my collection and thanks to Steve Madden quality I'm sure I'm going to be loving these for many years to come.
All in all, the past month has been rather therapeutic. I'm enjoying life, working on some of my personal goals, eating healthier, exercising more, and rediscovering my passions and what brings me joy in life. I feel like I'm on a great path to happiness and I just wanted to pop in and share a little bit of my life with you all.
I hope you've been having a wonderful week, and are on your way to an awesome weekend of your own! I'll be back next week with more posts!