- Make your bed. Every damn morning.
I can’t tell you the last time I didn’t make my bed. I’ve tried to live life a little messier by ignoring my shambled sheets, but I just can’t. Making my bed first thing sets me up for a fresh day. It’s also the first thing I do when moving into a new house/apartment. It makes me feel like I somewhat have my life together ya know! Also dude, wash those sheets. Like once a week.
- Say yes, but learn to say no.
I used to live life saying no. No, I don’t want to go to the party where I know two people. No, I don’t want to cook dinner tonight or tomorrow or ever. Hell no I don’t want to fly in an airplane alone!! But then I started saying yes. Sure I’ll cook dinner tonight and invite friends over to enjoy with me. Hell yeah I’ll go rock climbing. I mean, I guess I’ll go to the party when I hardly know the person who invited me. Saying yes allowed me to learn to love cooking. Learn to enjoy the peacefulness of traveling alone. It made me to learn to take risks and make friends and find the meaning of being open with my soul. But sometimes, at 9pm on a Friday night after a long day of work, it’s ok to say no. It’s okay to eat Chinese for dinner and ditch saying yes to those plans. You are not expected to be available every hour and it’s important to have those nights to yourself. Put on the crewneck you should have thrown away five years ago. Eat the questionable Chinese takeout in bed. Listen to your fav playlist while doing cross stitch and rearranging your entire room while drinking wine and getting distracted every five minutes. (No this isn’t my life. Okay maybe it is.)
- Mail cards.
Can you tell me the last time someone hand-wrote you a note? I feel like the thought behind a hand-written card has been lost in the crevasses of Facebook and texting. Take five minutes and think of someone you know who could use the pick-me-up. Little things in life like mailing/receiving a card are so genuine and I love it!!!!
- Take advantage of thrifting.
Ya’ll. I don’t know about you but post-grad has me on a budget. I use most of my money to save for traveling (minus student loans LOL) so shopping for clothes is something I am very picky about. It’s hard for me because I love shopping you guys, and I plan on treating myself to a shopping spree before the holiday deals are gone because its been AWHILE. But what I’m saying here is, don’t be afraid of Goodwill. Some of my favorite clothes are thrifted and all it takes is an open mind.
I have been searching for a button-down dress for weeks, and couldn’t find any I envisioned in my mind online. Well guess bitches. I found one at GOODWILL. Originally the dress went down to my ankles, but I improvised and took the scissors to the fabric.
Also, these black jeans are another thrifting favorite. As you can see the scissors are my friend, but that’s what ya get when you’re only 5’2.
Here are a few other Goodwill favz:
(Left to right: Goodwill turtleneck, PacSun jeans. Goodwill cream sweater AND Goodwill mom jeans. Forever21 Vneck sweater and Goodwill mom jeans. Thrifted black booties & black Levi pants.)
- Cry it out babe.
I’m a cancer. In case you aren’t aware, here’s the definition of a Cancer:
“Deeply intuitive and sentimental, Cancer can be one of the most challenging zodiac signs to get to know. They are very emotional and sensitive, and care deeply about matters of the family and their home. Cancer is sympathetic and attached to people they keep close. Those born with their Sun in Cancer are very loyal and able to empathize with other people’s pain and suffering.”
AKA, I’m a sensitive little bitch. Don’t take this as, “Oh Megan can’t handle constructive criticism and is bothered every time someone does something she doesn’t like”. Haha noooooooo hunni. Just, no. I have the worlds biggest heart and think every person I meet is genuine. I constantly worry about people being happy. Even those I barely know, like the older lady who bagged my groceries and is missing a wedding ring. Does she have someone to go home to at night? Anyone to talk to? Sometimes I think I worry about others more than myself. Both bad and good, I guess.
The point I’m trying to say is it’s OKAY TO CRY. Hold it in all day and greet strangers with a smile, and then as soon as you get in your car just let it all out dude. Let it flowwwwww and then zone out for a minute and then turn on your go-to song and drive your butt home. Eat a nice dinner, take a hot shower, crawl into bed, and rest. Wake up the next day with a fresh perspective.
Okay, I think that’s it for tonight. I could go on, but I rambled and this is long and I really want to watch Easy on Netflix so tata for now!!!!