etween an overbearing workload, my never-ending move, and my incomplete graduate school applications, I am feeling overworked and overwhelmed. But I am tired of letting business run me down. While reading one of my favorite minimalism blogs, Be More With Less, I came across #theBusyBoycott. This challenge is meant to encourage simple living and help us change habits that are detrimental to our physical and mental well-being.
As I write this post, I have just finished my first (and hopefully only) no-buy of 2018. As mentioned in my original post, this no buy started at the beginning of April and ran through June 30th. The only parameters were that I could not buy any new beauty or fashion-related items during this Spring season, unless an item broke or was used in entirety and I did not have a suitable back up.
On my commute to work, I can't help but to wonder, how many people are aiming to get through the day? How often do I start my own day thinking, I'll be happy when this day is over. Unfortunately, too many people go through life merely aiming to make it through their day. In the immortal words of Switchfoot, "I wanna thrive, not just survive." But what does it mean to thrive? Personally, when I envision the word "thrive," I see lush green vegetation blooming, regardless of the weather or the environment.