Brining in the New Year 2019
I hope you are having a great start to the new year! My goal for 2019 is to work on not letting my anxiety control certain situations in my life & to be as healthy as possible. 2018 was such a great year of growth and change for me. I was finally able to accept and appreciate having a long distance relationship, living in a new place, and making great friends. Now that I am settled and feel happy again with my new surroundings, I hope to work on my anxiety and fueling my body.
My anxiety journey has been strange because I am only anxious over medical situations and I have never had a problem… Over the past few years I’ve known many people who have been diagnosed with cancer, or struggled with mental illness. I am a hypochondriac, so seeing this happen made me think I always had a disease or that my family would come down with something, too. I hope that is never the case, but life happens and worrying won’t do anything. I’ve started to realize this a lot more lately, so my goal is to not worry over things I can’t control. I need to somehow fall in love with going to the doctor! Let me know if y’all have advice on helping with this - I know a lot of us face these same issues.
Now on to something more fun! I love being organized and have dedicated this year to getting my sh*t together. I was at my friend Katie’s over break and she got some fun organizational compartments for Christmas and I ordered them the night I got home!
I’ve been traveling a lot this last year and always throw my makeup into a bag and then have to dump it all out on the counter or floor. I have no clue why I haven’t thought to buy an organized makeup bag… But, I finally did and it is SO useful. It is the Sephora Collection Pack it All Organizer and it’s $45. There are 3 different see-through compartments and an area for your brushes. The bag is so sleek and nice I can’t wait to take this everywhere and not make such a mess.
The next item I got is this adorable Vera Bradley pill case. This is also great for traveling or throwing in your car/purse. At the moment I just have all my vitamins thrown together in a Ziplock baggie, so it feels a lot better to have them sectioned out in this cute bag. I got it on sale for $9 they’re usually $18 + shipping. So a great price, especially for this brand. Also, I know the pill case looks super small (it is) but each compartment goes down pretty deep! I keep 2 fish oils, 1 magnesium, 1 B12, and 1 vitamin D in each section.
The last organizing pack I got is for my suitcase. They are called Calpak 5 piece packing cubes and will work wonders while traveling. I fold everything in my suit case, but I don’t make specific clothing item sections because I’m usually stuffing more than I need inside. Whenever I try and find an outfit to wear my whole suitcase ends up covering the floor and creates a huge mess. These organizers are different sizes so in the small one you can put in socks and panties, the bigger shirts, jeans, accessories, and more. I can’t wait to use these when I travel in March! I’ll post an update after using them.