Why I am Becoming a Minimalist

Why I am Becoming a Minimalist

I used to be a maximalist through and through, I thought there was some kind of prestige in having a shit-ton of things. I have realized through minimalism that the number of things you own doesn’t make you better or worse than anyone else. I am becoming a minimalist because its what is truly comfortable for me.

I grew up in a maximalist home

Growing up  I have always been surrounded by stuff. My family home has an office that served as a dumping ground for things we didn’t know what to do with but wouldn’t get rid of (eventually things would go, and more would fill their place). Our garage has a loft packed with things we got when my Great Grandma Lena Died and things my brother and I outgrew. My own bedroom was overflowing with clothes, furniture, and collectibles. Continue reading “Why I am Becoming a Minimalist”

Update On My Nail Biting Habit

Update On My Nail Biting Habit

Since I opened up about my Nail Biting Habit  in October, I decided the least I could do is update you on how I’m doing now that the new year has begun.

As a recap, I have been a nail biter for as long as I have had teeth. In August 2018, I decided I would try getting gel manicures as a last attempt to break the habit. I love gel manicures because the gel polish is just polish. It’s not an acrylic, its hardy, and if my nail snags or breaks, I can just trim and file it smooth. Continue reading “Update On My Nail Biting Habit”

Book Club: The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo

Book Club: The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo

The Way You Make Me Feel

By Maurene Goo

Published August 2018

I borrowed this book from my local library’s young adult section. Get a library card and use it!

This review may include spoilers. I don’t do “number” or “star” ratings because I think those systems are arbitrary and vague.

The first half gave me the warm and fuzzies about friendship, the second half made me kick my feet and squeal like a teenager because it was so cute!

First of all, this book was Continue reading “Book Club: The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo”

My Favorite Things About Winter

My Favorite Things About Winter

I hope everyone is as excited for the new year as I am!

As I promised in My Favorite Things About Fall post, I am blogging about my favorite things about winter.

I love winter, it’s my favorite time of the year and there are so many reasons why. I included my top five in this list so this post didn’t become a 30 page essay on why I love winter. Without further ado, let’s get into it. Continue reading “My Favorite Things About Winter”

My Thoughts on Christmas

My Thoughts on Christmas

I love winter, but I’ve never really loved Christmas. I find Christmas movies obnoxious and Christmas music grating like nails on a chalkboard. I hate red and green together, and the insane consumerism surrounding at least America’s Christmas is absurd. To say I can’t stand Christmas is an understatement. I still feel this way about all things stated above, but I’m learning to adapt Christmas to my needs and expectations and avoiding all other versions.

I haven’t been excited about Christmas in a long time. I used to be excited because it was a break from school and gifts were fun. Now, I dread the holiday season and can’t stand receiving gifts or the overwhelming onslaught of “Christmas cheer.” Continue reading “My Thoughts on Christmas”

How I Care For My Diabetic Cat

How I Care For My Diabetic Cat
Cat laying on a woman's lap in a red chair
If I’m in the living room, Sylvie is nearby or on my lap or belly. Ignore the cat hair on my lounge pants, you can’t escape the cat hair in my house.

My cat, Sylvie is sweet, does silly things, and is diabetic. Sylvie will be 11 years old in February and he’s been diabetic since 2016. He is happy and healthy and I had to change my lifestyle quite a bit to accommodate his needs. Having a diabetic cat is not a death sentence, it just requires more love and care than is normally expected for a cat. Continue reading “How I Care For My Diabetic Cat”

My Simple Skin Care Routine

My Simple Skin Care Routine

My skin care routine has evolved over the years from only using bar soap, to using bar soap and a moisturizer, using a facial cleanser and moisturizers, the 10 step korean skin care regimen, to now: using bar soap again but with a facial oil, a surum, and a moisturizer. My skin care routine has changed so much but I ultimately found that keeping it simple is what works best for me.

My Skin Care Routine Evolution

I didn’t get my first “real” zit until I was about 16 years old.  There are a few things I think contributed to this phenomena, but in the end its because it was about damn time for it to happen. When it happened, a friend asked me how I washed my face. I told her I only use bar soap. That was the wrong answer. Continue reading “My Simple Skin Care Routine”