You can only keep one!


Hey guys!

How’ve you been? I'm doing really well with my recovery (read my surgery post here) and think I'll be back on my feet sooner than planned (fingers crossed)!

So while I'm sitting around recouperating I've had plenty of time to inspect the fruits of my "life cleanse" labour. Before my surgery, and for a long time now I’ve been regularly going through my possessions (*coughs* - junk), my clothes, my DVDs, everything and trying to down size.

It’s been a really liberating process and the more I shift the more motivated I feel to keep going.

I'm at the point I find myself much less attached to my clutter, I'm thinking more about what I really ‘need’ in my life, and more importantly what I would like to live without.

So with that in mind I thought I'd give myself a little challenge: If I was to up and leave today and I could only pick up one item from each category what would I take with me?
I've gone for the things that take up the best part of what's left in my space and probably the categories I find hardest to choose from.

Up first is Snacks
Yup. My snacks take up way more space than they really should but I’m terrible for getting cravings so it has to be done. If I could only keep one though this is super easy, it would be crisps. Any sort of crisps. Actually hold on… (returns with giant Doritos share bag that I’m not going to share). I do like sweets and chocolate but the last few years I’ve really not been that fussed on them, I’m always having savoury cravings so if you ever want to bring me treats - please - crisps!

Beauty products come in and out of my life. I like to wear make up but most of the time I don’t. I’m quite comfortable to walk around in my own skin, and having such oily skin as I do that’s a good thing too. It gives my skin plenty of time to get some fresh air and keep those pesky blemishes at bay.
If I could only keep one beauty product it would have to be something skin and body related. I’m a sucker for new skin care products and my must have at all times is a good moisturiser. I have very confused skin, it gets really dry but oils up like a crazy thing in no time, plus I have sensitive skin, a handful of allergies and more blemishes than should be fair in your late twenties. So a trusty moisturiser is my absolutely, vitally important, can’t live without it, beauty product.

This one’s tricky. I’ve never really stuck to a particular style, or followed trends so my wardrobe is a really mishmash of eclectic styles. For me that works perfectly, it reflects my personalities and allows me to enjoy whatever mood each new day brings. But, forcing myself to choose one item… it would have to be… jeans. How boring. A few years ago I would have said skirts hands down but with my old age (I kid) my choices in skirts have become more and more conservative and frankly jeans are just plain convenient. You can still style them up, but they also let you go comfy and go with pretty much anything. So I’m going with jeans… no pumps… no jeans…

House and Home
This one I wasn’t too sure on because I share a home with my siblings and much of the furnishings are family bits so I don’t have all that much that’s really my own. Saying that I do love Home styling’s and I really can’t wait to make my first home my own. So for now I’m going to go with plants. Whatever the d├ęcor I have to surround myself with greenery, but preferably greenery that won’t die on me immediately!

Ah, my pride and joy! Over the years I have built up a shockingly big craft collection. I have no idea how it happened but there it is and boy is it magical. I love coming across new embellishments, trying new mediums and purchasing fancy new tools I thought only existed in my dreams. Still my love for craft started in one place and that place will always be where my heart lies. So without having to question it my one take away from my entire crafting obsession would be my knitting needles...and some wool...I'll try to cut it down. My one true love.

I don’t actually own that many gadgets. I’ve bought plenty in the past but its been an age since I had a working pair of straighteners, or a phone with a battery that lasted more than 12 hours (guilty confession = actually I just ordered a new fancy phone for the first time in 4 years so add that to the list!), so it’s going to have to be a toss up between my computer and my hair dryer! Deep down I think I know the answer is the computer but that makes me very sad for the hair dryer and my poor poor untameable hair!

Last but defnitely not least - Books

Well I’ve thought about it and…
…nope! I'm keeping them all.

Well you can't be perfect! So that’s my list. If I could only keep one thing those are the choices I would make!
Let me know if you enjoy these kinds of posts and I’ve not called this a tag but if you decide to do a list yourself let me know in the comments. I’d love to know what your essentials would be!

Until next time, have a lovely day, wherever you are!

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