21 Days of Downsizing – Day 21

Welcome to my 21 day series of downsizing my NYC shoebox apartment for a move to Australia! Alex + I have already downsized about 90% 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!

Thank you, NYC!

Thank you, NYC. 

Thank you for all the memories that words could never encapsulate.

I’ve loved your diversity, your inclusiveness, your super highs to your crazy lows, your magic, your challenges, your armor-forming toughness, your neighborhoods, your foodie options, your resilience.

I’ll never forget all the market trips, vendor meetings, stress and exhilaration, friendships made, learnings from coworkers, that ability to meander and explore, that intense feeing of inadequacy to growth in achievement, those amazing days where everything just clicked to those upsetting, horrible days to all you have to give, offer and simultaneously take and so, so much more.

It’s been the best whirlwind ever. Don’t you worry. You’ll be back. And I’ll be back. NYC, you are mine and I am yours, forever. 

Today is the final day. It’s Day 21 of 21 DAYS OF DOWNSIZING: Closet? OK. Stuffed Animals? NEVER. 

Thanks so much for tuning in! Let’s meet our final stuffed animal friend.

Day 21 – Tim Tam Slam Dunk

Meet Joey.

Joey snuck into a palette of Tim Tams shipping out of the country and found his way in the land of imitation TJ’s Aussie sandwich cookies.

At first, he didn’t notice a difference. Cool peeps, good food, speeding cars.

Then, little by little, he realized.

Drivers driving from the passenger side seat. People walking the right (wrong!) side of sidewalks. A certain directness that he found rather confronting.

This was no Australia.

99¢ pizza. Bagels galore. Where was the vegemite toast? Where were all the roos?

Joey flinched for a second, then adjusted his explorer’s cap and vest.

It was a new adventure.

He’d miss his home, but he could always hop into a TJ’s Aussie sandwich cookie truck shipping out to Australia.

(We won’t tell Joey there’s no way Aussies would eat that stuff.)

Now For Fashuun: To Keep or Not To Keep

Tbh, today we made our last trip out for selling + donating! But, sound off on the look as I love your feedback!

Or, let me know what you’ve liked most about this downsizing series!

Thank you all so much for tuning in and helping out in a time that’s been so sentimental.