A Few Things I’m Focusing On This Spring

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!

To Be Bright

11 Comments

  • Reply Anna M Peak March 20, 2019 at 10:47 am

    I plan on DECLUTTERING! It is one of my favorite things to do in the spring! I also love to get out in the yard and my flower beds! We have the land for a garden, so I am planning on tackling that this spring!

  • Reply Marta March 20, 2019 at 11:17 am

    I wish you the best of luck in accomplishing your goals. I’m very happy spring is here as well, the warm weather is finally approaching and I can’t wait!

  • Reply Devon Butler March 20, 2019 at 1:10 pm

    These sneakers are giving me life!

  • Reply Hillary March 20, 2019 at 1:42 pm

    Hi there Tilden! This is my first time visiting your blog and I have to say I just loved reading this post and soaked up every word. Spring is a special time of year that inspires us to bring positive things into our lives and look forward to times to come. I’m working on some similar goals – I’ve been knee deep in decluttering every drawer and closet in my house! And I’ve also taken up reading again and it feels SO GOOD – I have to say, I think loading the Kindle app to my phone has made it the easiest for me. That way I can squeeze in a chapter on my lunch break or read a few pages while waiting in line somewhere without having to carry my larger e-reader (or a paperback) with me. I also just recently discovered the Libby app where you can borrow e-books for free with a library card (which I signed up for online and didn’t even have to go into the library for)! I look forward to hearing what books you’re reading! And also hope we get to see some of your flower arrangements too :)!

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  • Reply Whitney ‘Nic’ James March 20, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    First time visiting your blog, and I love it! Great outfit. It’s the perfect casual and chic look. Those sneakers are right on time for spring!

    Thanks for sharing your goals. Like you, I plan to feel clean my apartment too. It’s long overdue!

    Whitney | http://www.whitneynicjames.com

  • Reply Ruth March 20, 2019 at 5:28 pm

    I love your goals! Taking a flower arrangement class would be so much fun!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

  • Reply Courtney March 20, 2019 at 5:59 pm

    I would love to join a book club. I actually thought about trying to establish one in my HOA but I am not really sure where to start! I too will be decluttering but mainly my closet because the good Lord knows it is a hot mess. Happy Spring! XO, Courtney
    https://poshdarlingblog.com

  • Reply Rachel March 20, 2019 at 8:12 pm

    Love this casual outfit for spring! Love all of your focuses for the next few months, too! I took a flower arrangement class a few months ago and it was so fun!

    Rachel
    http://www.hello-her.com

  • Reply predupre March 21, 2019 at 1:32 pm

    Thanks for the spring inspiration! I love the whole look! Thanks for such a lovely post!

  • Reply Lisa March 22, 2019 at 11:26 pm

    I cannot wait for Spring weather to be in full affect! I am LONG overdue for a declutter and cleaning session. I’ve taken a floral class and they are so fun and creative, enjoy!

  • Reply Kristie March 24, 2019 at 1:21 pm

    I love your idea of taking a flower arranging class! That’s something I’ve always wanted to do, too. Happy Spring!!

    xo,
    Kristie
    http://www.kristieincarolina.com

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