21 Days of Downsizing – Day 19

Welcome to my 21 day series of downsizing my NYC shoebox apartment for a move to Australia! Alex + I have already downsized about 85% of our belongings, but I’ve got some “on the fence” items from my closet and I could use a bit of help!

If you know me well, you know that while I’ve come around on downsizing my fashuun, I will *gulp* NEVER downsize my stuffed animals. Cuz #crazystuffedanimallady

So, tune in to help me decide what closet items to keep or not to keep! Simultaneously, I’ll introduce you to one of my stuffed animal friends, cuz I could NEVER downsize them!

Day 19 – Sleeping Time

Meet Grundy.

Grundy came out of hibernation at the age of 35.

It wasn’t a physical hibernation, but rather one of the soul and mind.

Grundy had always been an observer, one who would sit on the sidelines pondering, analyzing and making plans. He’d set up goals and markers to achieve them.

He kept his head down, striving for an almost-perfection. It wasn’t that he was an idealist by any means. He just didn’t like to fail.

Days would go by where he would research the best places to fish. Then it’d rain and he wouldn’t fish.

Weeks would pass where he’d contemplate the best dessert to make. Then Christmas, New Year’s Day and Australia Day came and went. No biscuits, no trifle, no lamingtons.

You see, Grundy would plan to prevent inefficiencies, instead of just giving it a go.

In 2017, Grundy’s perfect, efficient plans for life went to seed. Somehow he found himself in Adibooland.

Suddenly, Grundy was in a place without the pressures of productivity or output. “Just be yourself and do what makes you happy,” said Waffi.

That year, Grundy went tandem skydiving with Kawaii. He fished in unchartered waters with Sal and Finn. He learned how to fly to DBT’s carrot house terrace.

Grundy learned to invite in spontaneity over planning.

And it sure wasn’t a snooze fest.

Now For Fashuun: To Keep or Not To Keep

On the fence about the below items. To keep or not to keep? Comment below!

  • retro yellow tinted sunnies
  • white lace up boots
  • light blue sheer lace dress thrifted from milwaukee
  • green and gold jacket from my favorite antique shop in milwaukee
  • tbh thinking all these items are a love, but sound off cuz still working on reducing before our move!

Stay tuned for day twenty…