Being the New Girl

About a couple of months ago, I learned that would be losing my job because of outsourcing. This felt like a devastating blow as it meant that I would not be seeing my friends every week day or going to the place I felt at home! Despite how I felt, I knew that I could place my trust in The Lord that he would take care of me.

By the Grace of God, I received a job offer within the same company shortly after! It was incredibly difficult to say goodbye to my friends and others who felt like family. I know that God had us in each other’s lives for a reason, even if it was for a short time! I pray that I’ve made a positive and lasting impact!

But now I know that God has assigned me to meet new people and take on new work challenges. We are never meant to stay in our comfort zone! It’s for our growth and also to inspire others. Each and everyday I pray that I may be a blessing to my coworkers and my job in general.

In the meantime, I’ve been enjoying organizing my new desk! I’m such a organizer and stationery freak, so I love the challenge of decorating a new desk!

In addition, I had to make a matching Happy Mug!

My Happy Mug is a green matcha latte! Matcha is happiness to me right now! I’m obsessed with the Green Matcha Frappuccino at Starbucks as well as the Green Matcha Kit Kat Bars! My Happy Mug makes me very happy and I think it may serve me as a project advertisement too!!!๐Ÿ’š

๐Ÿ’› Renee

Simplify Your Thoughts

Simplifying my life has been more than just getting rid of stuff or pursuing a low waste lifestyle. A major criteria of simplicity is simplifying my thoughts.

I make sure that I fill myself with truth and positive thoughts. This allows me to reject “waste”; negativity, anxiety, and stress. I want my mind to be zero waste as well!!

It seems like recently I’ve been surrounded by negativity; hateful gossip, feeling taken advantage of, and even an individual trying to steal my ideas and making it seem like it was their idea all along. All of this can chip at you and bring you down. I had to decide to choose positivity and meditate on scriptures each time that I felt an attack. I decided to also stay off social media in the evenings and even have been undergoing major detox, starting by eliminating sugar. The more I fill my mind with negativity, the more negative I will be. But the more I fill myself with positivity, the more peaceful I will be as negativity will not have any room!

๐Ÿ’› Renee

Berry Happy Mug

It’s my last week at my current job. It was my goal to crochet a happy mug for all of my coworkers, however, my time is cut short and I won’t be able to reach my goal!

I decided to at least make one more!

The colors feel nostalgic to me. It makes me think of blue raspberry, raspberry, and strawberry gummies that I used to have as a child. I also think about the blue raspberry chapsticks I used to wear! Funny how this flavor doesn’t seem to exist anymore!

๐Ÿ’›Renee

French Market Bag

Typically, I pretty much have self control when it comes to shopping. I only buy what I need. That was until I spotted this beautiful cotton yarn by Yarnbee at Hobby Lobby. I fell for the “I will make something with this” excuse to justify my purchase!

Well, it wasn’t really a bad excuse! Recently, I’ve fallen in love with low waste living. This movement to be creative with the intention of saving our beautiful planet is incredible. When I think about how my careless actions can destroy the homes of our wildlife gives me discernment. I believe the Holy Spirit has been dealing with me on reducing wasteful living and use my creativity to support the cause of zero waste living!

So, I decided to use this beautiful yarn to crochet a colorful French Market bag. The colors are so much fun!

I hope to make many of these available for sale in the future! This bag was very therapeutic to make and watching the colors transition was actually exciting!

๐Ÿ’› Renee

Quiet Spirit

It’s taken many years of walking and obeying the Lord, yoga, meditation, prayer, and simplifying every aspect of my life to truly embrace my inner self and achieving a quiet spirit. In fact, I still am a work in progress, but I have come a long way!

While this does please God, I believe that He wants us to achieve this for ourselves and for those around us.

Why hold onto anger, anxiety, stress, and worry when we can achieve peace of mind and help those around us?

Even in the tangible sense, why hold onto clutter when we can live in peace and simplicity and free ourselves from maintaining and drowning in stuff?!

Make an effort to simplify every aspect of your life. You can start small with cleaning out that junk drawer and eliminating social media at night. Every small effort will make a difference in your overall health so that you can be your best and help others!

๐Ÿ’› Renee