A Post About my Uncool Fashion Sense

So one of the first items that I’ve decided to purge has been my clothing. I’m definitely guilty of having piles of clothes on the floor, on chairs, in laundry baskets, hanging over the bed, yet still only wearing the same 7 pieces of clothing all of the time. My dog will sometimes even nest in my piles of clothes. That’s when you know that it’s time to clean that crap up. 

I decided to sort out a bag that would go straight to Goodwill and a bag that I would try to sell at a consignment type store such as Plato’s Closet, just to make a little extra cash to go towards the credit card debt. Now I’m not one to buy the clothes with the fancy labels, but I have a few jeans and sweaters from American Eagle, Gap, etc that surely they would buy from me. 

Boy was I rudely mistaken. I lugged this bag of clothes to two different stores for them to buy not. one. thing. Really?! 

So the first store basically told me that they were not interested in my jeans because mine are boot cut and they are looking for straight leg and skinny. Um, I thought bootleg was a timeless cut? I mean, we’re not talking bell bottoms here. When did boot leg become the new mom jeans???

I don’t know why I even bothered to go to the second store since their target demographic is clearly high school kids, but I thought what the hell. I’ll only lose an hour of my precious child-free time for them to sort through my clothes and maybe buy one thing. Nope. Dead end there, too. And I just feel insulted on behalf of my out of trend, old mom clothes.

So basically I am still stuck with this bag of clothes, and now I have $5 less than I started since I ended up buying my kids a few pieces from the kids’ consignment. 

My last ditch effort will be Facebook or a yard sale, but I’m not banking much on that being successful. I probably should just save myself the hassle and skip to donating them already,  but geez, I thought some of my clothes could be worth a little something! Nope, I’m officially uncool. 

But my leggings game? That’s on point! Probably because leggings are the new mom pants. 

A Post about Minimalism

So for post numero dos I thought I would discuss a subject that has been on my mind a lot lately: Minimalism. Now before you start rolling your eyes because you think I have just jumped on the bandwagon after watching one documentary on Netflix, just hear me out.

Yes, I heard from various sources (facebook friends) about this amazing documentary on Netflix called The Minimalists. Well, I’m on a break from work and I have approximately the time frame of a toddler’s nap to get this watched, so lets do it! What’s the hype all about? Let’s just say, I have bought in hook, line, and sinker. I feel like I have found a piece of my identity that I didn’t even know was missing. I am meant to be a Minimalist!

So what exactly is a Minimalist? What is Minimalism? Basically how I would define it, it’s a decluttering of all the stuff in your life that is holding you back from true happiness and peace. Whether it’s the physical stuff that accumulates in your house, or whether it’s the negative habits or thought patterns. Get rid of it! Free yourself up for more time, money, space, positivity, etc. At the risk of having to pay royalties to Frozen, “Let it go, let it goooo”! Purge!

Now I have never really been the type of person that becomes attached to things and has to have all the stuff. I don’t care about owning the latest and greatest gadgets, but like most people, I have still managed to accumulate a lot of crap that just sits around in piles and closets and just does not get used. It drives me crazy on so many levels. It’s not just about getting rid of the clutter of my house though, what I really want is to get rid of the clutter in my mind. I want to let go of negative habits, of relationships that don’t serve me anymore, of sabotaging thoughts. I want to take this Minimalist thing to the next level,  but first, I do want a clean house. I feel like once I get the physical cleared away, it will help with the spiritual, emotional, and mental clutter that is keeping me from being truly happy and satisfied.

Minimalism isn’t about giving up everything and living like a monk, but it’s about letting go of what does not serve you anymore. This is something I truly need to work on, therefore this will be my focus in 2017. PURGE!

Well Hello There!

So one idea that I have been toying around with for the past few months is the idea of starting a blog again. I dabbled with the idea many years ago, but in typical Michelle fashion, nothing stuck. You see, I am the type of person who gets a thrill off of the idea of starting something new. It’s not so much the hobby itself, but the excitement of starting something and thinking, “This is going to be it! This will be my newfound passion that will turn into a side business that will make me a million dollars!” My newfound “passion” might last for a few weeks, but eventually  I realize that I am never going to be a speed knitter. No one is going to buy my canvas of art that looks like my toddler did it. My fancy camera that I had to have? Still sitting there waiting to be used (although that one I do plan on getting back to).

I’ve always fancied myself a decent writer, and I definitely feel like I have things to say. Now whether someone wants to hear them or not, well, that’s another story, but the best part about blogging is that it’s a chance for me to have a quick creative outlet each day, with the bonus that it’s free! No expensive equipment to be stuck with when the thrill is gone. So before I run out and buy a sewing machine that I will never learn to use to make leggings, let me give this a whirl.

My plan is to keep these short because lets be honest, we are all busy folks, so I am flattered that you, reader, took the time to even read this much. Shout out to my one reader! It’s probably my friend Amanda. Hi, Amanda! Or maybe my mom. Moms always have to support your crazy hobbies, right?

Well, I’m still toying around with a theme for this bad boy, but I think in general there won’t be an overall theme, it will just be my amusing musings on life. Maybe it will be an homage to Seinfeld and will be the blog about nothing. We’ll see. I just hope you’ll join me and keep me accountable to this hobby. Cause I really do need a creative outlet to be passionate about, and I can’t afford a sewing machine.

Bye, y’all!