How COVID Affected My Mental Health – and How I’ve Learned To Accept It

How COVID Affected My Mental Health – and How I’ve Learned To Accept It

It’s been quite a few months since I last wrote anything, which is truly an accurate summary of how COVID-19 affected me this year. Recently, I reread a personal journal entry on what I envisioned for myself for the year of 2020. I had so many goals I was excited to accomplish and big plans scheduled, and just like that, it’s December of 2020 and I have done nothing. Well, I wouldn’t say nothing, but…not what I had planned to do. My personal and professional life had come to a standstill and, as a result, my mental health has taken a few steps back.

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How To Make Some $$$ KonMari-ing Your Life

How To Make Some $$$ KonMari-ing Your Life

It’s a new year and that means it’s time to take a hard look at your wardrobe. How many clothes do you own that you haven’t worn in a year, or even six months? How about clothes that don’t fit anymore (hello, quarantine-15), or pieces that you’ve been meaning to get tailored but have put off for too long? A fresh closet means a fresh start. I recently went through my closet and was real with myself – pulling down items that I did at one point love but have just emotionally grown out of. There were so many items that I was ready to let go of but not ready to toss into a donate pile because of their value. So instead, I found ways to sell these items so they could have a second life and I could pay down my student loan debt.

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