Yeah, the little clock at the top of my screen says 4:24 am and I’m up, sitting at my kitchen table, drinking coffee out of my favorite cup, the one which says “Some days I am a princess, some days I am a warrior (choose wisely). I think I’m a warrior, probably a very tired one later today.
Thank you my sister of the heart, CeCe for the awesome mug!
FYI – I had a birthday last week
Cece also gifted me a 12x magnifying mirror, which I love btw, I guess she got tired of listening to me fuss about how I can’t see much of anything close up, making any eyebrow maintenance nearly impossible.
My Bangkok Branch sent me beautiful tulips –
making me wish for spring to hurry on up and get here! Today’s Bangkok countdown: 25 days until departure! Mr. Iknead and I are getting antsy…….we’re ready to be be there!!!
Oops! Almost forgot this. I want to recommend a book that I just read, The Year of Less, by Caitlin Flanders.
In her late twenties, Cait Flanders found herself stuck in the consumerism cycle that grips so many of us: earn more, buy more, want more, rinse, repeat. Even after she worked her way out of nearly $30,000 of consumer debt, her old habits took hold again. When she realized that nothing she was doing or buying was making her happy—only keeping her from meeting her goals—she decided to set herself a challenge: she would not shop for an entire year.
The Year of Less documents Cait’s life for twelve months during which she bought only consumables: groceries, toiletries, gas for her car. Along the way, she challenged herself to consume less of many other things besides shopping. She decluttered her apartment and got rid of 70 percent of her belongings; learned how to fix things rather than throw them away; researched the zero waste movement; and completed a television ban. At every stage, she learned that the less she consumed, the more fulfilled she felt.
I find that the older I get, the less is more concept is becoming more and more appealing.
This book is an easy read and provided me with lots of food for thought. I don’t know if her technique would work as well if she had someone, a spouse or partner, sharing space, but the challenge is intriguing. 🤔
The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same. Carlos Castaneda