New Year’s Resolutions – Blog Sale

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. πŸ˜‰ 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. πŸ™‚

14 thoughts on “New Year’s Resolutions – Blog Sale

  1. Cynthia, I am not a long time follower, considering that I am new to Twitter & Blogging, nonetheless, you are one of my all time favorites to read & catch up on life experiences/updates. I really would like you to know that you are Not alone but that I love reading your posts other than polishing. I know that’s how you’ve vented but I don’t think you should stop here/there…(maybe teaching me how to write or correct sentence syntax). Anyway, good luck to your resolution or New Year commitments. Whatever you do, please give a link to your new Diary of Life experiences/travels! (I need help….

    1. You are the best. I mean, it’s people like you who interact with me on here that make me feel like someone out there is actually listening and sometimes that just makes me feel better. I am so lucky to have readers/friends like you and all the usual commenting suspects. πŸ™‚ Thank you, thank you for always reading even when I’m a total mess. <3

  2. You know I can relate to buying because youre depressed.
    The week which past now was a terrible week, cried nearly every day. The Saturday, I went to town, bought nail polish.
    The week before that was exactly the same – emotional week, Saturday mall, 3 polishes.
    I know what that’s like. And reading this now… i think I have been going through a tougher time and I’ve been delving into my polish addiction in a way which probably isn’t all that wise. So I’ve had a bit of a wake up call now to get my shiz together.
    From today, I’m going to treat myself better now and stop buying polish to run away from my problems!!!

    I think it’s awesome you’re offering a 20% off and as far as I can gather you ARE doing well with selling of the polish so I know theyre gona fly off the rack now for you πŸ˜€

    Thank you for posting this and for being the words that I didn’t have. I’m finding a lot of people feel like i do/have and have been writing about it. Usually I’m such a verbal person and can always say how i feel but lately, I haven’t had any words for how I feel so this is really good for me! Thank you again πŸ˜€
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    1. I’m so glad we met on here. πŸ™‚ I know that sometimes we go through difficult periods in life that really push us. We just have to remember that without the bad, we can’t appreciate the good. I think that whatever we can do to make ourselves feel better (as long as it isn’t self destructive) is fine, but eventually we have to work on the root of the problem. I love my polish because it enabled me to meet all of you so I’ll never regret it. I’m sorry you’re having a hard time lately. πŸ™ Hopefully things will start to look up again soon. <3

  3. Yay to clearing out clutter!! I am not getting rid of my polishes but for Christmas I’m getting a bunch of organizational stuff to clear up my craft room. The dogs are staying in our room while we are out of the house instead of the extra bedroom so now that room is halfway clear so I’m really looking forward to getting rid of some of our clutter too. I’m such a cluttery person!! Ughh. It drives me crazy. And about nail polish being therapeutic I totally get that of course too. I just always think hey, there are worse things! I think cleaning out some of your polish though will feel great so I hope everyone takes advantage of this discount and does NOT stupidly try to apply it to shipping. Nice disclaimer right by the discount. πŸ™‚
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    1. Wooo hoo to both of us for clearing out our clutter. I am feeling so good about seeing the stash dwindle. I never got the chance to leave Alfie alone at home so I always wondered what he would do. Oh man… I talk about Alfie like every day. Every time I talk to my parents on the phone, all my mom wants to talk about is Alfie. I seriously think that I will NEVER get over everything that happened. I still feel like the worst person on earth for giving him up but I know he’s having a fabulous life with his new fam…but I miss him so much. I just wish I hadn’t been such a mess when I got him. Anyway, back to our clutter. If I had the extra bedroom (MUST KICK BROTHER OUT), I would have such a cool craft room.

    1. hehe…actually, no. I mean, it’s a cool hobby for me but I think that if it was actually my job, I wouldn’t enjoy it anymore because it would no longer be my escape.

  4. Well, girl, we are pretty much eye-to-eye once again. I don’t really make resolutions either, but I know what I want/need to do. I also need to continue working out again (I was doing well, but got sick and got de-railed, so I need to remedy that quickly). I have also been off medication for maybe 8-9 months and am also feeling good (there are definitely moments, so you are not alone). I am also anti-clutter. πŸ˜‰ I am also feeling SUPER “stuck” in life at the moment and really want to make some changes. I think nail polish is an easy pick-me-up…you feel down, you go get a new polish, it “fits” no matter what size you are at the time, and you get a momentary feeling of happiness. My stash isn’t as large as yours, but I still feel like sometimes A LOT of it could go…so many are dupes or near-dupes! Maybe one of these days if I get a blog going I can do my own blog sale! That should be my New Year’s resolution…a blog, hahaha! Anyway, if I can ever help you out in any way, let me know. Maybe we can start some sort of “exercise accountability” arrangement of sorts!

    1. I’m gonna hold you to this. I have two girlfriends that I try to go to the gym with but I slack. And yes, you have to start your blog!!! I know life gets in the way but you totally should even if you take it slow. It would be a lot of fun. I want to try to set goals for myself because I am a very goal oriented person. Things just have to change…I can’t wake up and be 40 and still be in the same boat…that would be a freaking nightmare.

      I will always love nail polish for what it helped me through and for the lovely ladies it allowed me to meet. Yay for nail polish forever. πŸ˜‰

  5. I totally feel you on polish therapy. When I was laid up, I got more into beauty. I lost control of life but could control how my face looked. I also got into World of Warcraft much more. So I’m in for a life change, too.
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