“Old friend”

“Old Friend”

The other day was a great day;
keeping up with the good
regressing from the bad,
creating a conversation
focused on goals & the inspiration
we’ve obtained from others.

We joined in joking moments
laughing at eachother’s flaws
coersing our best qualities
to the surface of ourselves.

Like old friends,
(our connection)
we reminiced about the good old (daze),
focused on eachother’s gaze,
laughing in circles,
while we held eachother’s hands.

I am the worst.

So sorry for the radio silence!

It is truly incredible how many freakin’ distractions exist in my day to day. The last few months have been all go, go, go. Hardly any time to myself.

That being said, here are a few pictures from adventures over the last few months, followed by some poems because I have been writing, but failing at posting.

Thanks for humoring me! Back at you ASAP woth another update!

Inner Self

The horizon of my inner self often baracades the outside world from permiating my physical form. My face remains still; composed, like stone.

Human

Cheers to remembering that I am only human and that this world spans far beyond the horizon of my inner self.

Toes

The day that we met, you spoke to me in sonnets; I quickly became acustomed to your sweet words and hollow sounds.

“Grateful,” is my way of paraphrasing, “Thank you for this second chance at love. I’d given up on it before because the entire concept was beyond overwhelming for me, but you’ve lessened that burden just by existing.”

Every time your toes curl, I am rejuvenated; it makes me whole; it fills this void, brought on by many years of, “good enough;” it reminds me that I am a human, with emotions and car payments – it reminds me that I exist and that you exist and that we’re good together and that the world has approved that notion, in her own, subtle way.

Sometimes I just need to be reminded that I can, in fact, feel a warm Summer’s rain on my skin and the coldest of winter breezes on my face. My cheeks turn so red when that happens; this must be what it means to “live.”

Fall is here!

Good morning and happy* Monday everyone!

*Okay, honestly, I always have mixed feelings about Mondays, but they’re not the worst thing in the world – it just feels like it sometimes.

This weekend was eventful and very productive. I changed out all of my Summer clothing for Fall/Winter items yesterday. The process was long, as I did not realize how many fall items I had, but that’s what happens when you put stuff away for half of the year, I guess. Great news is, I was able to get together another box of clothing to donate! Additionally, some of the items were name-brand and in great condition, so I’ll be able to sell those items to a consignment store and make some cash, which I intend to use to replace my more-than-worn winter boots from last year. Here’s some photos of the process! (If you follow me on Instagram (@lindsliveswithless), you may have already seen these!)

BEFORE:

AFTER! 

It look like a whole heck of a lot, and that is because I recently had to buy a bunch of new work clothes because…I AM DOWN 10 LBS! (Before & after pictures below!) Zumba is really paying off! (And it is so much fun!!) I am very grateful to have finally found a type of exercise that I actually enjoy doing. The search was long! Trust me! haha!screenshot_20180924-093042_instagram1699404042940257288.jpg

Exciting, but more expensive than I’d like! haha! But let’s lay this out – so, in my newly organized closet, pictured above, the left side is all interview/suit & tie items. After that is my shoe rack and in the middle are all of my dresses, blouses and cardigans. the storage next to that is all of the sweaters and casual wear that did not need to be hung up. And, LAST but not least, since I do live in New England, the right side is strictly jackets and outerwear. The other two pictures are all undergarments + workout & pajama items.

For those interested in an itemized list of my closet items, what I have there is as follows:

Jackets: 1 denim, 1 black denim, 1 motorcycle, 1 wool coat

Smart Business Items: 1 black pencil skirt, 1 pleated skirt, 3 pairs of black slacks & 2 suit jackets (1 plaid, 1 black)

Dresses: 1 black & white striped, 1 long-sleeved t-shirt, 1 short-sleeved t-shirt with neck line detail and 1 plaid

Blouses: 1 leopard print, 1 maroon, 1 dressy tank and 1 black

Cardigans: 1 black, 2 yellow (gifted one, had already bought another, but I wear them often, so I’ve kept both)

Shoes: 1 pair each of – black booties, Toms, Vans, workout sneakers, leopard flats, low-heeled black pumps and (not pictured) nude flats (which I keep at work)

Aside from that, there are a few comfy sweaters (that can be dressed up or down), 2 vests, 3 camis, 3 t-shirts, 3 pairs of jeans and some scarves for the colder days.

In other news, I am proud to announce that my love for de-cluttering may be starting to rub off on my mom! She did a kick ass job de-cluttering her kitchen this weekend and we are going to get her closet done this coming weekend! I am so excited!

ALSO, I have an interview this week and I am crossing my fingers! Please, wish me luck!

I think that is all for now. Hope everyone has a great week!