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WARNING: Because I am Canadian, raised by a British father, I use the Canadian/British spelling of the word “colour”. Same applies to “neighbour”, “odour”, “honour”, “favour” and other such words. There is NO NEED for alarm!
I have now been (voluntarily) unemployed for one week! So what have I been doing with my time?
I am nearly finished assessing my wardrobe and purging close to 50% of my clothes! I bought the book “Color Me Beautiful” by Carole Jackson, as recommended in the “What is your Color Season” thread on the forum. When I graduated from university and started working (and therefore had more money than ever in my life), I bought new clothes nearly every weekend! The pace of my purchases gradually slowed down, but I continued spending too much money on things I would hardly wear! Learning how to recognize which colours/styles look best on me has allowed me to let go of the beautiful, expensive clothing that just isn’t right for me. I have a smaller wardrobe, but I am much happier with it because I feel like I have MORE to wear and all the pieces look beautiful on me and go well together. I gave some clothes away to friends and the rest are going to charity. It is easier to part with so much when you realize that there are needier people out there who can use and appreciate quality clothing.
I have also been working on a few of my New Year’s resolutions. I made Broccoli my friend and in turn, he is helping me get more veggies into every day! I don’t much like cooked or raw broccoli, but I have discovered that I do like blanched broccoli. Blanching is really great for retaining the flavour and crispness of veggies while removing bitterness. Now that I am not on a regular schedule, I am actually eating less, but veggies are my top priority and are now making up a larger portion of my day’s food intake, so I am pleased.
I have more time to exercise now, so I have revamped my gym routine and I am doing more yoga and walking (now that I no longer have a car). I am still meditating before bed and I had hopes of doing some morning meditation too, but I find that when I wake up I am so eager to start my day by exercising, eating, or getting on the computer that there is no space for meditation. I guess that is typical of a type O person, so I’m just going with it!
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