Minimalist Challenge Day 2: Los Cabos Doll Souvenir and Accompanying Mini Sombrero

I’m not sure why my friend gave me this doll since I have a doll phobia and am deathly afraid of inanimate objects that look like humans. Still grateful for the souvenir from Los Cabos! But it’s not bringing me any joy, and actually terrifies me a bit.

Terrifying Doll

The accompanying mini sombrero did not originally accompany the doll. It was on a random tequila bottle at a grocery store, and I loved it so much that the manager there gave it to me without making me buy the tequila. I’ve had it for almost two years, lugged it around, wore it to my first silly hat, tea party book club shindig.

Mini Sombrero

But it’s not bringing me any joy and doesn’t really match the rest of the paraphernalia I have decorating my counters. So off it and the creepy doll goes.

The Minimalist Challenge: Day 1

In November, I’m going to be participating in the Minimalism Challenge. On the first day, I’ll give up one thing, on the second day, I’ll give up 2 things, and so on until on the 31st day, I’ll give up 31 things. I’ll document my progress here so that I’m held accountable for the things I give up–and also so I’ll have a memory of these items.

Letting go can be liberating, but it can also be tough, especially when they’re sentimental objects. But I’m tired of having so much clutter, keeping things in storage that don’t bring me joy and that I wouldn’t even remember about except that they’re taking up space in my room. So here’s to getting rid of things and freeing myself from material bondage.

Baby Cactus

The first thing I’m giving up is my baby cactus. We bought this baby on our writing retreat back in September randomly when we took a break to buy groceries. I loved this thing so much, I couldn’t stop snapping it. But since then, it has been sitting on my counter, unloved and, let’s be honest, dying. Because I can’t take care of plants. I’M LESS NURTURING THAN THE DESERT.

Baby Cactus by Bumbling Panda

Baby Cactus by Bumbling Panda

So goodbye baby cactus. You were loved.