A large chunk of today was spent deep in thought. I've continued to make my way through the book "Happier at Home" by Gretchen Rubin. Some of the statements I read gave me a lot to think about!
About today, because it was a nice day:
This morning I helped my mother unload leftover artwork from her show over the weekend. Do good, feel good. My boyfriend was also home from his trip so we spent the afternoon together engaging in a Nerf Gun fight, eating tortellini takeout and watching the movie Kingsman Secret Agents. It was lovely.
The more serious, deep thinking stuff.
A quote from Gretchen Rubin's book this week caught my eye and sent chills up my spine.
"What a wonderful life I've had! I only wish I'd realized it sooner."
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
I have had a wonderful life thus far. There's been few major complications and I'm in great company. However, reading has brought me to the realization that I need to get more done. I don't want to miss any more opportunities!
Give it up:
Today I worked on cleaning up the spare room. The shelves are full of art supplies: paper of all shapes and sizes, cut up pieces of fabric, sewing supplies, beads, pipe cleaners, ribbons, lace, trims, and fake flowers. While all these things are nice, hardly any of it gets used. All these supplies have been sitting on a shelf for years, only being used every once in a blue moon. There's no point of keeping it all there. I felt guilty every time I looked at the shelf!
I decided that it was high time to clear it out. It was doing no good staying in our house and would be better off elsewhere.
I got a lot cleared out. Despite there being bags and bags upon the floor, the shelf doesn't actually look that different! However, I have the satisfaction of knowing that most of the boxes on the shelves are now empty instead of jammed with supplies whose projects are never going to happen!
Small side note:
I haven't touched my Happiness Project page for quite some time. The reason being is that I don't yet have a good enough idea what I'm doing. Upon rereading I noticed that most of my resolutions were actually goals and not changes to my lifestyle. I'm going to reevaluate and see if I can't start again!
Live the bigger life:
Something else I've noticed about my life thus far and of the last month of summer is that I have an unfortunate tendency to shy away from doing things. A lot of my life I've comfortably been a homebody. That's not a bad thing, but I am missing out on a lot of things.
One of Gretchen Rubin's resolutions that I'm going to adopt is to live the bigger life. Since life it short, why say no to so many opportunities? I've sat out on a lot of things even though they would have expanded my view of the world and given me some excitement in my daily life!
To accomplish this I'm going to start trying a wider variety of things, starting this week with repurposing the spare room, trying sushi, and going to the lake to tan.
Hi my name is Emilee and I am a kinesiology undergraduate student. These are my adventures as a young adult living in Milwaukee. Here I will share my experiences as I navigate through college. Thanks for stopping by!