Going minimalist is trendier than ever this year! Netflix hopped onto the band wagon by creating a series on Marie Kondo and her Konmari Method, which makes thrifters very happy because the shops are booming right now with rare finds. Someone else's trash is your treasure, AMIRITE?!
I will admit, I read the secret to tidying up book early January of 2018 and thought, Hey, this is a good idea, but I'm not talking to my clothes. I've also been living by these rules (truth be told, I altered them to my lifestyle) for the past year, and yes, it is a breath of fresh air. You don't notice it at first, but when you do your first cleaning session and you notice it only took you half the time because you didn't:
5 Jessaroo Tips
First and foremost, I am no expert at tidying. I personally like things slightly messy. Lived in. Real. My house is not a museum. It smells of candles, dogs, curry, and there are blankets everywhere. But because I do not have a lot of things, it just LOOKS more put together, or so I've been told. I've also been told it's very cozy. Anyways, here are 5 things I've done that have, if anything, given me great ammo for fun stories:
I'd like to have a moment of silence for the following little beasties:
Brownie's 6 babies
The 6 babies dad who I think Brownie actually killed in retaliation for him killing the babies (yes, I'm slightly traumatized by this)
6 or so green anoles
If I could go back and never have them I would. R.I.P.
I'm going to go hug my dogs and cats now. The dogs, anyways. The cats run in terror.
Todays little growth sprouts include:
As I write this, my client and his son are facing the east wall of my gym, and while I cannot hear exactly what they are saying, there is a beautiful hymnal melody floating through the doorway. I have many clients of the Christian and Muslim faith. All of them have a unique take on their beliefs, but the common denominator is I rarely hear them refer to it as "religion". It is faith, and with that faith comes dedication, discipline, and love.
People who bash other's beliefs in God/Allah do not last long in my gym. Nor do the people of faith who bash the agnostic or atheist. If I hear it, or see it online/text, I give them one warning. I believe in warnings because I want to give someone a chance to recognize their ignorance. If it happens again, I know it is not ignorance. Simply intolerance mixed with something sour in their hearts. And I have no room for that in my space.
When my clients pray my gym feels cleaner. Lighter. It means I have given my people a space where they feel safe, comfortable, and strong. Strong as an individual, and strong as a community. It also means there is a mutual respect among my clients and they can grow better as people.
In the end, it doesn't matter if you prescribe to the Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, or Jedi faith. As the great Kristoph said, "Swole is the goal. Size is the prize." I hope everyone applies this to their hearts and minds, as well.
May the force be with you.
We have to remember what's important in life. Friends. Waffles. Work. Or waffles, friends, and work. But work comes third."
Thank you to my loved ones, my clients who are also my friends, and to Leslie, for reminding me what is important.
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