This year I didn’t really give myself any New Year resolutions. Mostly I wasn’t exactly sure what I wanted to do or conquer. That’s where inspiring bloggers like Donloree come in. She’s decided to do one thing each month that scares her for an entire year.
My First Reaction was this:
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But what does the Year of Fear Challenge really mean?
The year of fear is about conquering one thing (big or small) each month for 2013 that puts you out of your comfort zone. It means trying new things and not being afraid and ultimately becoming a a better version of yourself. Isn’t there something you’ve wanted to try or do but been scared to do it? I for one am not going to allow fear to navigate 2013 so the challenge for January is to get rid of 25% of my personal things.
This is going to be extremely tough. Given that I am a fashion blogger I am constantly looking for hand me downs and clothes from friends and family. I keep things that are vintage, things that have potential, things that may come back in style. I also have a personal training business so I have weights, dumbbells, mats etc. and don’t even get me started on my books! But with less I know I can do more in my space, and be more creative in all aspects of life including my closet. Its also going to be interesting given that I am having major renovations done. I had a flood earlier this summer and my floors are finally being replaced among other things. It will difficult to accomplish by February 1st, 2012. but I wont let fear stop me from trying!
- If I haven’t used, worn, or enjoyed in over a year…buh-bye!
- Only my things are up for getting rid of – clothes, books, hobbies, sporting goods, all other things that belong to others must be returned.
- Duplicates and ‘back ups’ have to go.
- Keep things I love, not things I like.
- Things that have sentimental value or are personally valuable (ex: my figure and bikini suit from my first fitness competition) can be kept if there is space and they don’t put me over 75% of keeping things.
I'm going to tackle this project by dedicating a half hour each night to the project and a few hours on the weekend. I'll keep you all updated on how it goes, and if you want to join, simply write a comment below, or join Donloree here.