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This is a topic I saw on one of my favorite blogs to read, From Roses, and I’ve been in a weird place in my own life for the past few months. From finally getting to start looking for an apartment as my personal deadline arrived to deciding not to move for another year or so until several things in my life are more stable (I can’t talk about these yet but once the dust has settled I might be able to). Due to all of this, I decided there are just a few things that I want to make a change to see how much better things will be in the long run. Plus I can’t rearrange my room… or should I say Harry Potter Closet, which I used to change my room every season so I need a new mini project to focus on.
Giving Up Sugar
I’m going to do a massive post on this at the end of the month, but I might as well mention it now as well. I’ve given myself a challenge at least for this month that I’m not allowed to consume any sugar. In any part of my diet. I just realized I consumed way too much and wasn’t feeling healthy anymore. This wasn’t just some random thing I decided overnight… ok it kind of was. I was watching Mykie from Glam & Gore do her fitness transformation where she mentioned it. And after talking with my mom one day at an art festival, we both decided starting the following day we would no longer have any sugar. So we can keep each other honest. As I mentioned, I’m going an entire long post on it at the end of the month with my entire journey down no sugar land but it’s a small-ish change so I thought it was worth mentioning here as well.
Address My Shopping Habits
This is something I’ve talked about in the past. I have a bad relationship with shopping and a huge part of it happens when I’m experiencing hypo-mania (not that I blame it), but I seriously just can’t help myself when it comes about and end up way, way over purchasing things. Mainly beauty products from all of the latest releases and I just empty out my entire wishlist even when I know I’m supposed to be saving up and paying off debt so I can move. Hell it’s the whole reason I’m in debt, because I didn’t stop myself before. So the small change I’m making is I’m paying off all bills that second my paycheck comes in even if the bills aren’t for weeks away. Then take out in cash the money I’ll need for food and gas for the rest of that pay period, before even considering purchasing any “fun” item that I honestly don’t need. This is not something I’ve enacted yet but it’s something I’m going to and we’ll see if that helps out.
Get Back Into Drawing and Writing
This is something I’ve been trying to get myself back into for a while, but just haven’t for one reason or another. Half of it has to do with seeing so many amazing artist online that I feel ashamed to try it myself anymore. Or even share my work. But the only way to get better is to practice and just try. Same goes with writing, I have a novel idea in my head but I just get scared to write it out of fear that it won’t be good. But how will I know that, if I don’t even try. In the words from “Set it Up” which I have watched probably way too many times since I found it on Netflix:
Of course your first draft is going to be bad. It’s gonna be terrible. Then you know what you do, Harper? You go back and make it better. But you can’t make it better until you actually do it.
So that’s my goal, to make something terrible so I can go back and make it better. Or keep trying that subject until I’ve mastered it. As I love writing and drawing, so I just need to get over comparing my work to others.
What are some small changes you want to make in your life?
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