Today I’m grateful for:
Learning the Difference Between Self-care and Selfishness
I’ve been struggling with the difference between taking care of myself and being selfish. Most of this struggle has come from being too self-centered, ironically enough. I have understood selfishness through the lens of worrying what others might think. I’ve often worried that someone else might think I’m selfish before I’ve even begun to say or do something. And that’s just the beginning of the crazy spin that I get into, within my head.
Today, I’m grateful for:
The Opportunity to Start Over or Begin Anew
I have had xoxonettaP for a long time now, a few years, which is a very long time for me to have a project remain active, indeed. Over the last year, it’s not been as active as I’ve waited for a sign or signal for what will become of it next. I’ve talked about deleting it all together and starting over fresh, I’ve thought about it and set aside time to do just that—wash it clean away. I’ve struggled with that thought because of all the hard work that was put into the website over the years. The fact remains, however, that time can change people, and my life has changed immensely. I’m no longer shopping as often, in fact it’s a rarity now for me to purchase an article of clothing or jewelry. I’m much more focused on my life experience and on spiritual fulfillment, and somehow, being filled up with spirit has left little room for material goods and the obsession of how I’m perceived.
have you ever shopped at a dots? i had never set foot in one, and i’d never really heard anyone talk about dots before a month or so ago. the folks at dots reached out to me and asked me to stop by a store in raleigh to shop with a $25 gift card. so, i took the opportunity to stop by and put together some outfits, check out the accessories section, and take a bunch of photos. (shout out to my boyfriend for the excellent help at the “shoot!”)
how could one be obsessed by something that’s totally just a t-shirt and that i could totally make myself? i blame the 90′s. and really, i don’t see anything wrong with a little bump n grind … just that price tag. what to you think? would you buy it? #nettacovets
i love to craft. hence … i have a lot of crafting “stuff.” i’ve coveted this martha stewart craft bookcase closet thing on wheels ever since the first time i pinned it. when we moved into our new house, i knew this would be the perfect time to try to build something like this on our own. previously, my crafts had taken over the entry way to our house, leaving the front door area smelling like dogs, looking like hell, and generally displeasing me every time i came home. it was time for a change. enter … the DIY craft cabinet!
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