Monday Musings // 6.1.2020

Happy June 1st!

And Happy 100 Day Challenge Day (that’s a thing, and it’s today)!

Last week was not only a 4-day work week because of the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, but it was also my first week back to doing an alternating office/WFH/office/WFH schedule at work. It seemed like the longest short week ever! I am grateful though that this was my biggest concern.

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A 100 Day Challenge

Hello, hello!

Today I am excited (and a little nervous #accountability) to announce my first ever 100 Day Challenge! I don’t think I’ve mentioned the concept of a 100 Day Challenge here on the blog before (or anywhere actually). I heard about it on A Beautiful Mess, first on their blog (HERE) and then on their podcast. The idea is to pick a few goals to really focus on for 100 days. They can be big projects to accomplish, or small habits to hone, or anything in between really.

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Living With Less // Can I Konmari?

How goes it, my lovelies?

Today I bring you another Living With Less post. In my last post, I asked “Is Less Really More?” (HERE) and today I’m asking (myself mostly), “Can I Konmari?”

If you’re here today, then I imagine that you’ve heard of Marie Kondo and her Konmari Method, or her book The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up. I haven’t read her book, but I watched the first season of her Netflix series. I was intrigued and on the verge of attempting her method last January. But I feel like I may not be able to keep to the rules…

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40 x 40, An Update

Good day friends!

As of today, according to Sir Google, there are officially 1,357 days left until my 40th birthday. Ugh, lol!

Last year, on my 35th birthday, I published a list of 40 things (HERE) I wanted to accomplish before I reached that milestone birthday. That of course was before my world fell apart, back when I thought my life (in the short term at least) would be much brighter than I now see it (dimmed by my dad’s illness and ultimate passing, followed by a global pandemic). Despite everything that has happened in the last year, I haven’t given up on this challenge, but I have decided to rewrite the list. I even made it one of my 20 Goals for 2020 (HERE), and I have achieved that goal, hooray!

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Monday Musings // 5.11.2020

Happy Monday! And another week has passed…

Last week, in my little work bubble, I returned to what seemed like semi-normalcy… well, as normal as normal can get right now. It was normal-ish in that after working from home on Monday, I was back in the office every day for the remainder of the week. I must say that I have gotten a little too used to my one day in, one day at home alternating schedule! I had to get dressed in real clothes every day! That being said, it wasn’t all bad. Both the other CSR and I were in the office at the same time because our boss was out of the office… because… he and his wife welcomed a baby girl on Wednesday night! Congrats!!!

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Living With Less // Is Less Really More?

Welcome friends! Today is a new day!

Last week I introduced a new series to the blog called Living With Less. In the intro post (HERE), I spelled out the five areas I plan to focus on to achieve a more minimalist lifestyle. I’m not going for bare wall minimalism here. Maybe more like a classic bohemian minimalism… is there such a thing? Basically, I don’t want to live in a museum, and I don’t want my house to feel sterile. But I don’t want it to feel like a furniture store either. I want it to be pared down but cozy. I like things, I still want things… just not as many things.

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Monday Musings // 5.4.2020

So, how was YOUR week?

Mine was… interesting.

First, I want to say that I am totally and utterly grateful that I’m able to remain employed during this crazy time in our lives. I do not take it for granted. I certainly don’t want to come off in the wrong light. Because I know that my reality pales in comparison to those on the frontline, those who are the most essential workers. And to those who are out of work and struggling to make it through these difficult days, weeks, months. But the truth is that I am finding that I get very overwhelmed at times. 

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