Yesterday was such a good day! I think sometimes a good vent session is the best cure for life's issues. It felt really good to get my thoughts out and some feelings off my chest, so thank you to whoever listened to my rant. I think it helped me to get a great night of sleep because I woke up refreshed and ready to use up some of my restless energy. An unfortunate side effect to being restless is a pretty much constant state of feeling antsy which can get annoying but yesterday I used it to my advantage. After beginning my morning with some lovely time outside, breakfast and some black coffee, I set to work.
First project of the day was going through my clothes and getting rid of all the things I don't wear anymore and/or probably shouldn't have bought in the first place. I figured out with the old in preparation for the new living situation that will happen eventually. If I can't figure out the where or when right now at least I can figure out what will be taken with me! Anyways, this felt so good. It can be really hard to put the shirt from high school in the pile of Goodwill clothes but winning that battle feels awesome. Also, I think once you have graduated college, it might be time for the high school clothes to go. Maybe I should be embarrassed but that was my rule of thumb today. I've got to admit though, I'm pretty proud of the amount of stuff I will be donating (don't worry, it is not all from high school). I think my closet really loves it too. The rest of my clothes fit so much better and if closets can feel calm, that is definitely how mine feels. I will give a shout out to my velvet dress, my purple high top Nikes, and my dress from senior pictures. We had some good times together and it's bittersweet to see you go.
After the clothing purge I worked in my "studio" and put some finishing touches on my paintings. Meaning, I finally got around to putting varnish on all of the finished wood paintings. I kept myself busy for a while doing that and organizing supplies and I'm happy I could cross them off my list.
Next, lunch happened and an episode of Parenthood. Believe me when I say that I shrieked for joy when I saw that more episodes were added to Netflix. Never thought I would love that show like I do but I kind of wish I was a Braverman.
After limiting myself to only one episode I went back up to the studio and started working on a new painting. I played around with some sketches and got myself another cup of coffee. Sitting on the floor with paints and music and rain outside was a really good afternoon situation.
Eventually, I got a little stir crazy in the house and needed to get out so I went to a couple stores walked around and got my mom a birthday present. I didn't take a picture of her present but I did take a picture of the rainbow that greeted me as I walked out of target. Pictures never do them justice but I'll show you anyways. I was walking downtown and saw some buildings being torn down, so I'll show you a picture of that too. These buildings had been there forever and sat empty for a long time. I guess I'm not the only one feeling like it's time for out with the old.