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Some really nice comments on my previous post made a strong point in that although 22,000 days might not sound like much, every single day is still a blessing. As Tread Lightly, Retire Early says: “It’s a privilege denied to the few.”
Ms. Frugal Asian told me to count up instead of doing a countdown which is a good idea but I think my sense of humor has always been a few shades darker. My wording on the blog has always seemed so…sardonic I think.
I’m not afraid of death per se and I’m morbid enough to make it as dramatic as possible so a countdown to me is simply a humor thing.
Maybe I’ll make break 90 years old and then I’ll go into negative numbers like what Leo (I Saved 5k) said. An entry would just be like, “Day -2,405: wow, can’t believe I’m still here.” 🤭
This quick daily exercise would be good in preventing:
*Feeling like a lack of progress.
*Feeling like the days blend together too much.
*Dealing with mortality and aging.
*Flushing out what brings you joy/matters to you, fairly quickly.
*Like a personal goal tracker but way less demanding and makes you look at the positive every single day.
Write one sentence line about something defining new I learned, or did, or enjoyed doing for that day. What’s one sentence that defined today and made today worth it?
It’s like a 5-minute gratitude journal of your entire life but even easier because it should be short and sweet.
Supposedly it should be positive, but I’ve changed my mind about my diary because I’m generally in a positive place so nothing wrong with some REALITY. Everyone else can feel free to vary though.
You take the good,
You take the bad,
You take them both and there you have,
The facts of life, the facts of life.
I can’t believe I just sang that…
Day #21,996 – Capsule Wardrobes
On Monday I finally looked into Project 333. Another term for it is the capsule wardrobe. I’m not sure how many people have heard of it but this would be my second time. It’s an interesting concept where you limit yourself to around 30ish items of clothing every 3 months (aka every season).
With the absolute time waster it is to shop I look forward to having solid numbers I can aspire to. I wouldn’t say it’s something I would adhere to completely because….believe me…I hate clothes shopping. I like shoe shopping, it’s easier to slip in and out of a shoe. Otherwise, clothing is a huge time suck.
I was 110 pounds and now I’m currently about 107.5 pounds. That’s not bad (although slower) progress since I’ve started to control my pigging out habits 6 weeks ago. My goal is 100 pounds because…well I prefer to have my thinner face back. When I put on 10 lbs, it goes to my face and I start to get chubby hamster cheeks big time.
Day #21,995 – Ring Toss
My husband and I were lounging around tonight and we started playing ring toss with my hair rubber band. One of us holds up 1 to 4 fingers and the other one tries to loop the hair band around one of the fingers from further away. Great fun 🙂 it seems like something fun you can play with at the airport to pass time.
I cleared out my closet even more and got rid of 4 more items so I’m definitely under that 33 for summer.
Also, I found out I’ve been wearing an American Eagle shirt backward for the past 9 months. I thought the cut was a little off…🤦♀️🤦♀️🤦♀️🤦♀️
Day #21,994 – Letters of Rec
Made a ThreadUp purchase on a CK cashmere sweater. It’s the only tan-beige sweater that was not too long in length for me. I wanted a Burberry one which looks to be in better condition and tone but it’s too long for my frame. Which leads me back to how much I hate shopping for myself but enjoy looking good (who doesn’t?!).
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Lastly, I finally got up the guts to ask for a letter of recs. I sent in all 3 letters of recommendation requests for my graduate school program today.
Day #21,993 – Love Thyself
I care about recycling now – and the environment – and getting the products I use from reputable, humane places. Before I was more ambivalent about everything, like an “it is what it is” mentality regarding this thinking. I’ve always been crazy about water conservation though, so that remains unchanged.
Slowly – very slowly – I’m wiggling up Maslow’s hierarchy of needs as I get older. I’m starting to love and respect myself a lot more now. That’s probably the biggest accomplishment so far this year.
Day #21,992 – ZooOoooOoooOooo
Hubby and I have been excited about this! OooOOoooogle reserved the entire Zoo for their company picnic. You can see why I love that zoo so much. It’s going to have food, animals, activities, food, and food. 😋 We will even get a free Lyft home. I spent some time yesterday picking apart the scraps of clothes I have trying to piece something together that’s comfortable enough for the zoo. Photos of outfit next time, and then more foodporn.
Yahhh, that’s the week. How was your week? Did anyone start a little thingy diary thing to highlight reel-ify their remaining days of Earth?