Duster Coat: ASOS (old, similar here) | Denim: Frame | Bodysuit: Only Hearts | Sneakers: Tretorn | Belt: Gucci | Bag: Chloe
HAPPY FIRST DAY OF SPRING!
We did it guys; we’ve officially made it through the winter. Man, it feels SO GOOD to be typing that phrase out. These last 3 months haven’t been the most inspiring for me & I’m convinced I fell victim to seasonal affective disorder as the reason. But let’s face it – most of winter is downright SAD.
But today is a different day. I woke up to birds chirping the other morning (in Jersey City mind you..) & it sparked an excitement in my veins I’ve needed to feel for a while – things are changing, & for the better!
In celebration of getting back on track & embracing the momentum I’ve been missing terribly, here are a few things I’ve jotted down that I’d like to accomplish by the end of this spring season:
Join a Book Club
Reading is one of my favorite past times that I rarely make time for anymore. “Life continues to get in the way” is an excuse I’ve used to the point of exhaustion for several years now. The truth is: I can easily make time to read more by simply swapping it with TV time.
A few of my friends have mentioned they’ve started or joined a book club to help encourage themselves to read more. I personally think this is the best solution for me to achieve this goal. I’ll be holding myself responsible for finishing one book a month, as well as having a legitimate reason to gather with friends over wine ‘to discuss.’
Deep Clean & Declutter the [Entire] Apartment
This sounds pretty standard for spring. But over the year of living here, I’ve somehow accumulated FAR MORE than my apartment is designed to store. Not to mention, I’ve been heavily influenced by the Marie Kondo Effect.
Rather than just going through my clothes, I’m doing a massive deep cleaning dive into EVERY shelf, cabinet, drawer, and storage bin I own. I’ve already started the purge and the excitement of seeing my apartment in a more minimalist light is very encouraging.
PSA for those interested: I’ve been selling some of my nicer pieces of clothing & pairs of shoes on my IG Stories. Check out my “For Sale” IG Highlight to see what’s still available for a super bargain – my prices are trés cheap!
Take a Flower Arrangement Class
I love all things plants. Since I was 10 years old, it’s my dream to join The Garden Club of America someday – no joke. My mom has been involved with it for as long as I can remember & I’ve always (not-so-secretly) wanted to participate in the projects and shows GCA has.
Since I’m still considered “too young” to join my local chapter, I can spend this time grooming myself for my future hobby. Starting with learning the proper art of flower arranging. I’ve been researching classes I can take in NYC & getting so excited about it!