There have been days when I felt like a failure, but the challenges I have encountered so far have been an important part of my process.
Tomorrow, I am looking forward to waking up and opening my coset door to see a clean and tidy space for the first time, ever!
It's the end of the month, and that means it's... drumroll please... budget time!
Today, I decided that it was time to take on a beauty purge. Makeup, lotions, brushes, sunscreen, toothpaste, deodorant, the whole shebang.
My reality is that I live in an apartment without a washer or dryer. For many people, this may not be a big deal and the laundromat is just a part of everyday life, but I refuse to accept it.
Instead of the envy and anger that I used to feel as I scrolled through my Facebook feed, I now ask myself, how long will they be paying for that?
I am releasing all of the stress and guilt I used to feel about food and replacing it with something positive. It isn't will power, but rather a choice to live intentionally.
I will never live in a spotless white apartment or fit all of my possessions into a backpack. I don't want that, it isn't me. My goal is just to wake up knowing that everything I have is everything I need.
Will somebody notice? Will they say something? Or worst of all, will they put me on the spot and ask me to explain? This kind of fear can really hold you back from taking a positive step.
What makes it so hard to just... begin? What is holding us back? It's a huge question for me, and one that inspired me to start this project.