Okay, friends. I’m gonna be rill with y’all here. One week into 2013 and I’m already feeling overwhelmed.
I had planned on diving into my 30 Before 30 list by doing a chapter-by-chapter readalong and discussion of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People right here on the blog, but, well, it’s not going to happen. At least, not now. Not this year. (Well, maybe this year. Just…later.)
The problem is, I’ve got so many things I’ve tried to cram onto my plate for the new year. I’m like that person at the buffet who keeps finding dishes she likes and just stacks her plate higher and higher with food until everything is mashed together and the pile looks like it will collapse. I’ve got a short story to write each week, boot camp for an hour every morning (oh, more about that some other time), tai chi at the Y starting next Saturday, reading goals to keep up with, journaling, blogging, and–wait, oh yes–two grad school application deadlines looming.
Can you see why I’ve been wanting to crawl back under the covers and hide from the new year?
And check this little trick out: boot camp starts today (gulp) and will end on February 15. On February 17 I’m going to India for two weeks, arriving home on the 3rd of March. And on March 8? Jarrod’s drop night i.e. the night we find out where we’ll be living for the next three years, the night I’ve been waiting for since Jarrod started pilot training a year ago. So basically, one of the biggest nights of my life. NBD. It’s not like I’m already having strange dreams about it or anything. Oh wait…
Actually, to be honest with you I’m super happy that I’ve got near-constant occupation for the next two months. Otherwise, what would I do? Stay at home and chew my cuticles? Probably. But, this occupation comes at a cost, because I also have to keep the grad school application deadlines at the forefront of my mind, so while I kill myself every morning physically, at boot camp, I’ll have to also kill myself mentally to get the stories and papers written and recommendations gathered before the allotted date.
Anywho, I didn’t come here to talk about me. Oh wait, yes I did! It’s my blog! Ha. But srsly. I came here to talk about my closet.
As you may or may not recall, #23 on my 30 Before 30 list is to go through four seasons of Project 333 (I know, so many weird number things). And since 23 is my lucky number, I might as well start by crossing it off!
At this point, you may be wondering what Project 333 is. Taken straight from the Facebook page description, it’s minimalist fashion: 3 months, 33 items.
I know, kind of crazy, right? But crazy is why it’s on my 30 Before 30 list. Now I’m looking at that word “crazy” and it’s starting to look weird. Well. I just thought that now seemed like good time to go ahead and try to live for the next three months wearing only 33 of my best items of clothing and accessories. I’m working toward my Dream Wardrobe, yes, but it’s far from realized, and until then I need to learn to combine clothes into interesting outfits and appreciate what I have.
Anyway, it’s not entirely crazy. Sure, shoes and jewelry are included in the 33-item count, but underlayers, sleepwear, and sportswear aren’t. And obviously I’m not going to include the clothes I wear in India, because that’s an entirely separate wardrobe altogether.
For now, though, I’ve made you read enough of my strange ramblings. On Wednesday I’ll reveal to you, in full color (because I got Sharpies for Christmas, folks!!), the 33 items I’ve chosen for the Winter ’13 cycle of Project 333. And I might also whine about boot camp. We’ll see.