I have never been one to really make New Year’s Resolutions because I feel that it just sets me up for failure. I get all excited as if starting something on January 1st is really going to help me keep my resolutions any better than if I had started in December. Well, I’ve been wanting to make a lot of changes in my life because, frankly, my life is stagnant. I feel like I am stuck right now and I need to move forward. I want to make a commitment to myself to lead a healthier life which means exercise and healthy eating (sorry, no more THE SANDWICH meals except on very rare occasions). More importantly, I want to take care of my mental well-being. Since I have been off my antidepressants for a good 6 months, I know that I am in a place where I no longer fear that any little thing will shoot me down the spiral of anxiety and depression. I am actually feeling good! Wow, I never thought I would say that. It’s not to say that I don’t have my moments, but I feel that everyone has those moments…right?
One simple thing that I want to do is get rid of clutter. I am not really a person who holds on to tons of stuff at home so the clutter that my polish stash has become is really bothering me. I am an organized person and I like to keep things clean and simple, so the overflowing melmers in my closet are bugging me. Really bugging me. The truth of the matter is that I acquired my close to 1,000 bottles of polish in the last year and a half because I was going through a severe depression. Nail polish became my escape. Does that sound silly? Well, let me tell you that when I was hospitalized, one of our activities was to paint each other’s nails. Imagine that…a bunch of loonies painting each other’s nails. 😉 I always wondered what therapeutic effect this could possibly have, but in all honesty, it just gave us something to do and to focus on instead of flipping out or acting out like some of the other patients. Now, don’t get images of One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest in your head. In reality, we were all pretty “sane” in the psychiatric ward—some of us just had a few “problems” to work through. So when I was released, I continued painting my nails and that is when all hell broke loose. Some of you who have been with me from the beginning will recall those 20 polish binges that I would post so often…remember that? Don’t get me wrong: I am not saying that I don’t love nail polish anymore. I still love it and probably always will, but I want to start fresh again. I have so much that I don’t even know what to do with them anymore so that is why I am having this blog sale.
You all know I am a master enabler, so starting today you are welcome to a 20% discount off your polish order if you are a blog email subscriber (discount does not apply to shipping). You can check out the items I have for sale by clicking here. I will be putting up more items as I sell more of them so check back occasionally. So there you have it. 🙂