I feel like I’m finally growing up. I’m a married, 28 year old, fur-mother of 3. I’ve been slightly complacent over the past couple of years, and have not really put any importance on things that I once was concerned with.
After an endless amount of years of not making an effort to buy new clothing, shoes, or even socks and bra’s. I wore everything to death until I was given a new peace of clothing around my birthday/Christmas from my inlaws. Now a days I am making more of an effort to buy more then one set of trainers, and leggings.
I’m making more of an effort with cleaning now. I know it should be common sense. But it wasn’t until I realised what a positive effect it had on my mood, I realised what a difference cleaning made. I know clean a dish immediately rather then let it sit in the sink. I hoover twice a week all over the house. And I now have to force myself to do laundry twice a week. It’s necessary considering my husband has not only casual clothing. But work uniforms too. When I wake up and see a clean kitchen, I feel so much better. One less thing to worry about.
The focus on my presentability on a daily basis has more to do with my mentality then vanity. Of course, I want to look pretty. But I work from home. Wearing sweats, and a messy bun really don’t motivate you to do shit. I feel like when I make an effort to my hair differently, wear earrings, wear real clothing, and even do my nails, I feel a lot better. It’s almost like …metaphorically speaking…a cup of coffee. Its a perk. It’s small things. I don’t think you have to wear a full face of makeup, and do your hair all fancy everyday. It’s little things.
Decorating my home. I know what your thinking. Does it really matter? Honestly, it does. At first I was like “Whatever. Too much money. A bed to sleep in. A pot to piss in. Who cares?”. Over the years…oh, nelly! It does very much matter. I admit. I had a small fantasy of trying to convince my husband to move to Canada, then we can make an effort to really decorate, but I don’t think that will happen. (YET!) lol. But decorating your home has it’s perks. I’m a Youtuber. I often see other Youtubers with such beautifully decorated rooms. And my bedroom is more like a dresser with a cluttered mess. As of lately, I’ve been looking into buying curtains to replace our paper ones that we have had up since we moved in (years ago). Also new comforter for the bed, and decorative lights.
I know financially, decorating is not exactly a priority for many people. But if you and your partner look for a home together, and you look to settle for a period of time, you’d be surprised what a bonding experience it can be to look in Ikea, or Bed Bath and Beyond to find cat furniture, sheets, things for the kitchen, etc. What colours you use, the lighting you have. Even the lamps you have can totally change the feeling you get in your environment. I know this part of the entry went on for a good length of times, but I really wanted to stress the importance of making your home, your own.
Lastly, my taste buds. So shocking how they have changed. I hate bacon now. I hate milk chocolate. I hate white bread. I can’t even stand my once beloved Stoffers pizza. Ever since they changed it, its not the same. But I started favouring tea, and my hydration drinks over soda, and coffee lately. And whole grain, dark chocolate! Oh, my. It always surprises me when I enjoy something I used to have eating.