The first time I heard the term “Konmarie” is from our friends who spent about six months travelling all over the Eastern part of the world. They had to make drastic changes in order to simplify their lives so they can go place to place. They borrowed the book and comic book from the library and right away applied what they’ve learned. I guess the message is: to keep what makes you happy. That goes along with appreciating the simple things in life right? Kind of?
Well…next thing I know, I saw the show on Netflix featuring the creator of the “Konmarie” method. She helps families/individuals clear out their space. My husband and I decided to try it out. I have to say, it is a quite difficult process. I do enjoy more space. I think it’s worth it. I believe it’s a mental thing, but I feel like I can breathe more and I feel less stressed.
So one of the ways I am trying to part away from my things is to Poshmark them. So I added my closet on the side for you to check out. See anything you like? Feel free to offer a price! I’m very flexible (as you know… I’m clearing space in my life) 😉
One of the simple things I appreciate in my life is my love for animals, particularly dogs. They are loyal, cute, and genuine. One of the biggest thing I love about them is that they don’t judge. Whether I am sick, happy, sad, feeling ugly or pretty, they still look at me with 100% adoration. That is what I call “unconditional love”.
My husband and I own a black border collie with some white design on his chest. His name is Charco Blacky Tran. He is a big cutie (he has his own iG, you can peek at him on this site) His personality is quite interesting. He reminds me a lot of myself. He gets scared and anxious easily. He ALWAYS pees/poos whenever he experiences something new and uses aggression to hide the fact that he is scared. He has these big brown eyes and whenever he looks at me, my heart melts. It’s as if he is telling me, “Everything is gonna be okay, mommy *woof*”.
I love him.
“Tiger head 🐯 and snake tail 🐍” 虎頭蛇尾 (pinyin pronunciation: hǔ tóu shé wěi) in Chinese, is something my mother often times describes me. It means that I am not consistent in my work habits. I start out strong and motivated, but at the end I either don’t finish what I started or I complete the task half-heartedly.
I am starting to learn that it’s not so wrong to try new things from time to time. It’s a way to explore my sense of self and to build my character.
This is the start of my something new. I want to jot down my thoughts and experiences that I have learned so maybe later in life when I read back what I wrote, I will be say to myself, “wow, I was courageous enough to explore new territories.