I live in a two-bedroom apartment and since moving into the place in October, I've settled in really well and have most of my things unpacked. However, the second bedroom is still full of a bunch of random stuff. My plan was to completely clean up the room...get rid of the useless crap that is taking up space, organize my thousands of pictures I just have sitting around in boxes, sell/donate things that I am not making use of...ugh, talk about overwhelming. While I spent probably a total of 10 hours working on this project throughout the week and I was able to throw away five boxes/trashbags of stuff I didn't need, I have yet to make up more than one box of things to donate. It was a good jumpstart to my year, however, and will definitely be an ongoing project. Before and after pictures coming soon.
Regardless of whether or not I was successful in cleaning up my old crap, I did learn a few lessons in taking control of my life--and THAT is what this year is all about! This week I have reminded myself of a lesson I learned back in high school. No one can make me feel anything. I choose my own emotions, regardless of the action that inspired them. There were a few times this week that I was reminded of this but here's one specific example: I had plans to go out
However, the next day (yesterday) I reminded myself of the great lesson, which also comes in the form of the famous quote "no one can make you feel inferior without your consent," and I knew it would be great blog-material. Just because one random guy decides I'm not worth a date, doesn't warrant me to think less of myself or feel defeated. I am taking control and it feels good!
Keeping my blog in mind every day is a bit of a blessing in disguise. I love how already it turned from cleaning up my apartment to loving myself more and more!
This week, my blog-venture takes a great turn as I jump to one of Passanisi's Pointers for Purposeful Change: "Go One Day Without Complaining." However, I will make this a weekly challenge and see what blog-worthy life stories it brings me for next week!
Song of the Week: "Domino" by Jessie J