I used to make New Year’s resolutions. When I was a teen it was one of the first things I did on in the new year. Of course it was usually – get good grades, lay out my school clothes the night before (it was always so stressful to do in the morning because I was always running late, shocker), be nicer to my brother and practice new ways to do my hair and make-up. You can thank that last one to my crimped hair in high school.
Later my resolutions changed to some of the usual – exercise more, don’t go out and party during the week, detox plan and save money. I think “be nicer to my brother” was always on the list somewhere. 🙂 Past couple of years it’s been put e-book up on Amazon!!, only drink 3 nights a week, no buying more shoes and ALWAYS exercise more. And you know what always happens. You don’t keep these promises. And then you feel like shit. One more thing you didn’t do well enough, fast enough or just not at all.
Now, I do believe no resolutions are the way to go. I still know what I’d like to do better. And I’ll do them … on my own timeline. Not the NEW YEAR timeline. Because there’s already too much pressure in life. Too much stress. Make time to take a look around, enjoy life, you don’t always need to DO DO DO, GO GO GO. And I need to remember that and breathe.
I found this. It says To Do List. And that’s just it. Things to do – but more of an every day spirituality – be a good person list. I like it. Enjoy the little things.
Thanks for stopping by. I’m off to pet my cat and have a glass of wine. xo ~ k
I hate to tell y’all this but I think summer is closing up for the year. Check out that empty beach in Mallorca. Boooo Hoooo. Well, at least the weekend is supposed to be lovely. But then it’s back to work for me too.
Blogging while procrastinating packing for my trip to the states tomorrow. I am The World’s Best Procrastinator. It’s true.
Do you know the store Müller? They’re in Germany, Spain, Austria, Switzerland, Croatia and Slovenia. Kind of a strange assortment of countries but anyways, I am so happy Müller is in Spain. It is my home away from home CVS drug store. With a plethora of perfumes, cologne, beauty products, pet food, food items, tea galore, art supplies and a whole bunch of other stuff.
Check out my purchases from today – spinners for my nephews, my favorite hibiscus tea, coffee beans, lash boost, last strengthener, Clinique mascara and lipstick (LOVE CLINIQUE), John Frieda sheer blonde shampoo (just got my hairs did) and some milk. And I will let y’all know how the lash boost works. I know you ladies want to know.
Now you know about Müller. If you haven’t yet and you live where there is one, go check it out.
And because I just really had to – Müller can also be spelled Mueller for people who don’t have the umlaut ü – learn something new every day, huh. And it always reminds me of one of my favorite childhood movies Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
wearing: it’s night relaxing time so, my cute boyfriend’s red long sleeve flannel with a brown sweater over that, blue sweatpants, blue and green socks knitted by Mama N and warm pink/white/purple slipper boots
weather: a rainy night about 10°C
wanting: a vacation to a sunny beach with crystal blue waters
needing: see above. ok, fine – a refill in my wine glass
thinking: about art classes – new class teaching/doing art in English. SO EXCITED!
enjoying: a warm house, a fantastic boyfriend (when you are with the one you love, life is better), 5 cats sleeping all around me and a full glass of wine (he refilled my glass) 🙂
wondering: wondering – more hoping that DeVos will not be voted for secretary of education. vote NO.
Let’s reminisce. Shall we? Well, today is my birthday. And here I am writing a post. 🙂 See my dedication?! Yesterday I was a bit down. Do you ever get the birthday blues? Thinking about where you are in life and nothing being like you thought it would be. Something like that. But then I remember that I have a wonderful life and nothing is perfect – even though some people sure make it seem like it is on their FBook and Instagram posts.
So, here I am on the big day. A happy girl, with a fantastic man in my life who loves me unconditionally, living on a gorgeous island. AND a new iPhone 6S in her hand. Whoo Hoooo!! I can finally download music.ly and possibly Pokemon Go (or is that already not cool?). My iPhone4 was so old it wouldn’t let me download any new apps that need iOs 8.
Anyways, my birthday also makes me reminisce about the younger times when things were easy and carefree. Who remembers these:
I really like this y’all. I have never been into the writing of New Year’s Resolutions. They always seem to disappoint or frustrate because you never end up keeping most of them. So this year I decided to keep trying to be a better person. That’s it. Full stop. I’ve been trying to make a very conscious effort to find a little more balance and to simplify my surroundings. My boyfriend constantly feels I have these “piles” of things here, things there. Which maybe I do, but maybe I don’t. I know where everything is but I also know that I have too much stuff.
Trying to disconnect from the internet world is a biggie for me. Too much time spent on the computer with being dragged into a post on Facebook or a YouTube video that leads to more videos or all those fantastic ideas that I rarely look at again on Pinterest. Even just checking things – your email, your bank account, your credit cards, your blog! Let’s try to step back from these and make more time for you. Maybe meditate, maybe a bike ride, maybe some lovely quiet time to read a book. All of those latter ideas sound so much better than than the former. Right?
When I saw this post, the 30-Day Minimalism Chart on the blog Into Mind, I knew this was awesome. Sign me up. “30 one-day assignments to help you dip your toes into minimalist living, discover lots of new things about yourself and get a big head start.” I am going to print this out and do one assignment a day, in no particular order but never to skip a day. Who is with me?