Minimalism is Cool and Good, I am Told.

I’ve been trying to downsize all my shit because I almost suffocated under the mass of stuffed animals I had comforting me as I slept. Like every other tiny book loving woman, I too read Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and I too began dumping my belongings  onto the floor, laying on top of the mound, and then shoving them all back in my drawers and deciding to do it another day.

Why do I still have this shirt that doesn’t fit, I don’t wear, and I don’t even particularly like?

Because I saw the Brave Little Toaster and I know my things have FEELINGS and if I abandon them they will die of little broken hearts.

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…or something like that.

I also have a small room in a small apartment with minimal storage so my 47 flannel shirts and 10 pairs of  jeans get folded and crammed into a drawer made for delicate things like  pocket-watches and  handkerchieves.

I have the perfect selections for a capsule wardrobe but what would I do without the 4 giant sweatshirts I never wear? Or the wool sweater I’m allergic to with the giant gnome embroidered on the front? I’ve been entering contests to get a day with an interior decorator who destroys your rented apartment and puts nice trinkets in it that your guests will pick up and think to themselves “Huh, that’s neat…why don’t I have a tin elephant waving a dandelion on my coffee table?”

Yeah, why don’t you?

Hopefully by the end of the week my closet will be 87 pounds lighter and I can turn it into one of those 2×4 reading nooks that you need to leave the door open to or else you’ll lose oxygen after the first chapter.

Okay, it’s time for my 6:30pm ice cream break! K love you bye.

National Novel Writing Month…Hooray or Nay, You Say?

November! More Fall! More Food! Maybe Fun?

Along with all these great things November slaps you on the butt with, it also brings NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH (NaNoWriMo)!

I’m curious, is this something you’re into or is it much like the celeb du jour (I think it’s Taylor Swift this week, get it girl!) where it seems everywhere you turn it’s THERE, it’s not bad, it’s just THERE. AGAIN. GOOD GOD.

I think the intention behind it is very noble. So many people have “write a book” on their bucket list but when realizing how much work it is, it gets scribbled off and replaced by “skydiving” or ” learn to extreme coupon.” Which, by the way, if someone can extreme coupon and get me a hoarder’s amount of Alka Seltzer, I’d be forever fizzy in your debt.

Like many socially impaired, overweight, multi-colored-elastics-on their-braces children, I would write little stories all the time. Of course I couldn’t be bothered to finish them, I had Hot Pockets to tend to. But now with more focus (on my life expectancy clock) I feel ready to get some work done and maybe start writing more too. HEHE, GET IT? WORK DONE. Gosh, what a riot.

I don’t fit into “NaNoWriMo” really, as I have no current desire to write a novel. Character arc…coherency…consistency…anything really pertaining to a fictional story was never my forte. The same structure essentially applies to non-fiction but talking about my own experiences is easier than talking about someone else’s because I’m sure I’d get jealous the little freak I created was getting all the attention. 🙂

I’m still trying to stick to the word count though. I told you about my “Story Bored” in a previous post and now I can set aside time to write the essays I want to. Not that I couldn’t before but god forbid I complete anything on my own agenda.

So, how are you feeling about NaNoWriMo? Are you working on anything? I want to know!

k love you, don’t forget to wipe your feet.