Well here it is April 5th and I've made 4 pledges this month already. What in the world is going on?
I've pledged to buy nothing this month unless I absolutely need it which is hard b/c I'm a browser. Today alone I've found these headbands. I'm already drooling for this book and a cup of tea. I'm actually almost out of tea for the first time in the history of my tea drinking but as it is not a need, I cannot buy anymore.
I've also pledged to myself to drink a green smoothie every day this month. That one is not going too well but there is always tomorrow. I do love the way they taste, I just don't like to blend them in the morning. I think I'm going to plan it out so that I make a double batch at one time.
I've pledged $35 to the Environment North Carolina because I figure that hits closer to home than anything else I could have done. I also think I will start volunteering with river/park cleanups when Eli gets older b/c I want him to know what it feels like to give solely for the sake of giving. I suppose it is not totally selfless though b/c I do like the way I feel after having made someone else smile.
I've pledged to declutter this month as well which is fine in theory but poor in follow through. I am the person that will have a gigantic pile of thrift store goods sitting by my bedroom door for months before I take them out. But I suppose that this will be a good motivator to change that. It's hard for me to get rid of things because I was raised to keep everything. I was always told that you just never know when you are going to need it. Now I live in a house that needs decorating but I'm afraid to do it b/c I don't want to clutter up the place. I do, however, still have boxes to unpack from when we moved in here over 4 years ago. Sad, I know. Stuff is stashed and stacked. Hmmm...as I type this I'm already moving towards throwing things away.
I've pledged to do my taxes today which isn't really life changing but it is something I need to do and stop procrastinating. So off I go.