Aries are the best, sorry: a haul

Fuck paying retail.

What’s up people? It’s KNURLY. Your friendly neighborhood type-A, fiery, mental, and stubborn Aries. By the time this post goes up, I suspect it will be way past Aries season (yup, I was right). If not, good on me for keeping up with my blog. Anyway, I did way too much shopping around my birthday and so of course I need to share it with you. Listen, I haven’t posted any full thrift hauls yet, so you don’t know what a cheap-ass I really am. Some of these prices hurt – but trust me, I’m still the queen of deals.

But first: Let’s talk about how this is the day that my bank card was getting declined. You can read more about that here. But just imagine you’re trying to find something cute and you have to drive all the way home to grab the $140 bucks you never deposited in your bank account (due to laziness). But hey, I guess my laziness paid off this time. You also have no idea if your account is simply frozen because of you or because someone tried to suck it dry and that’s terrifying.

Anyway…With only 40 minutes before the mall closed, I finally gave in and joined my friend at Urban Outfitters. I can’t disguise my disdain for some of their controversies and business practices – so we’re not even going to go there. These were 40% off clearance.

UO dresses

Original: $89.00, Sale: $49, Final price: $29.40

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If you love it you’ll make time: four hours a day challenge

What’s up people? Knurly here, questioning my every move and thought. If you’re a self over-analyzer, you know what I mean. Anyway, something I’ve mentioned several times of this blog is an extreme desire to “do what I love.” And much of my blog has been that so far, however, I have ambitions outside of this platform that feel like they are slipping away from me. First and foremost, I want to seriously write my book. In all fairness (to myself) I have been working on my book but not as intensely as I hoped at the star of the year. It’s time to shift my gears and buckle down. After all, if this is really what I want to do with my life – I should be able to prioritize my work.

Therefore, I am enacting a challenge. For the next three weeks (roughly the time I have before starting my summer job – oh yeah, I got a summer job!) I want to utilize three hours each day to writing. At least two of the hours I spend writing should be focused on my book. Another hour has been set aside to practice drawing. I have a sketchpad labeled “Summer ’16” – meaning that I intended to fill that sucker up almost two years ago! I won’t let time slip away from me anymore.

It just boggles my mind how much I can get done when I set aside time. I always thought that I’d be some unstoppable machine if I was ever to utilize the time that I have to studying, practicing, whatever. Let’s see if I am right. I want to see how far this will take me. Plus, I hate losing, so I have a huge incentive to complete this challenge. The challenge starts today, April 16th (you maybe be seeing this post later than that, sorry) and ends the 7th – conveniently the week of finals. Wheeze!

I am publishing this post as a record of my intent. Please, you must publicly shame me into keeping my own promises. Nothing like a little public humiliation as motivation, am I right?

Anyway, in the meantime, please enjoy some of my other posts, there are many to come. (I have a queue right now that I can’t even keep up with!)

My Bloscar award: with a tone ranging from facetious to serious 

A post about how I fucked myself over when buying plane tickets 

An OOTD in which I pose like a supermodel on a playground

The googly eye mask 

A post in which I neurotically hunt down a pair of sold out shoes

And some dumb stuff I bought off eBay

-Knurly 


So tell me: what passion or projects have fallen to the wayside in your life? Do you have plans to pick them back up? If so, how are you going to build the discipline?