A Little Bit Less for a Little Bit More

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The last few months have left me wondering what’s next for me. I think that’s part of the grieving process and picking up the pieces. Between my Dad being sick and then a season of grief, the last few years have been a bit of a roller coaster and not about chasing dreams. However,  I’ve felt God nudge me these past few months to save up and get ready for the next thing in life. I’m not sure what it is really, if you know feel free to tell me. Therapy is expensive. I don’t have a road map but what I do know is this. I’m going to be ready for what’s next so I’m cutting back on a few areas of life to make room for a little bit more of something else.

I want a healthy life that’s a good life. A simple life if you will. Here are the areas I’m going to focus on:

  1. Clothes
  2. Media Exposure
  3. Chemical and Processed Crap
  4. Better Food
  5. Money
  6. Less of Me, More of God

I’m going to focus on one per month and this will see me through May. Once I have the summer off I hope to know what to do next. I’m going to write blog post in journal form while I’m in the thick of it and minimize the editing so bear with me. Here’s my first entry.


November 1, 2016

I stood in my closet for 5 minutes without picking a single item off the hanger. I still had a load in the wash, I told myself. I can’t purge and sort my clothes if some of them aren’t here. That would just force me to do this all over again once I folded my clothes and put them away. Besides, it’s more efficient this way to just wait till all my clothes are clean.
Not only are my clothes not 100% clean, it’s November 1st and I’m wearing shorts and t-shirt because it’s 85 degrees outside when it should be around 55. Mother Nature has lost her mind this fall and has simply given us an extended summer down south. I’m over it as this is causing quite the little hiccup in my capsule wardrobe plan. I was going to make this easy with 3 pairs of pants, one set of leggings, a few tops, and two pullover sweaters. Now I don’t know what to do. It’s 50 degrees in the morning and 85 in the afternoon and we’ve all lost our minds over this. I have got to move somewhere with a more consistent daily weather reports. Do I keep my maxi skirts I lovingly call the yoga pants of the workplace? It’s still warm enough to wear them? I really don’t want to wear dress pants to work yet or try them on. Those things have NO GIVE in the waist. It’s Hot and I work in a 30 year old cinder block building with an air unit as stable as the 13 year old girls I teacher.

Why is this so hard? Day one and I’ve hit a roadblock.

I think I should research capsule wardrobes a little more before I jump in. I believe I need a game plan…..

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