Like I've mentioned in previous posts, the start of this new year has been tough on me - my cat Havoc was ill, I've been sick since January, and with the appalling state of our country I feel like I'm living in the Idiocracy movie. In the midst of this madness I've been looking to things that makes me happy, because I need a boost of hopefulness to take away my blues.
Sometimes I made gratitude lists, noting things that I love and that bring a smile to my face. It may seem silly, but making lists of things I love lately really boosts my spirits! Plus, later I can go back and reflect on these lists and they make me realize just how much I have to be thankful for.
Here are eight spooky pleasures that I've been loving lately!
40 Years of Goth Fashion - I love these fun videos that gothic goddess Liisa Ladouceur (author of Encyclopedia Gothica and more) and team made showing many aspects of goth fashion for both ghouls and boils. My fave is the men's video, shown above!
I love rain!
My sweet baby boy Havoc - this is after he got home from the vet, which
is why he has a little shaved strip on his arm.
All delicious, all vegan!
Some of the things I gave away after cleaning house and hosting a
"Take My Stuff" swap party! It was like having a gothic yard sale!
Minimalism - About a month ago I saw a minimalism documentary and it inspired me to clean out my closet, which inspired me to clean out all the other parts of my house! I'll be honest, I'll never be a minimalist, but I am intrigued by the concept and really want to de-clutter my life, start to think more about what I buy, and try to reduce, reuse, and recycle things as much as possible. After I cleaned out my whole house I hosted a get together where people could come browse and take whatever they wanted. I got rid of sooooo much stuff! I had lots of clothes, knick-knacks, Halloween decor and party supplies (seriously like three big plastic tubs worth), kitchen and tableware, even food that I wasn't using, so it was such a relief to let all that stuff go to good homes! I'm glad I could clean house while also reducing the amount of waste and having others reuse items I no longer needed/used.
Re-reading Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire - I devoured Anne Rice's books in junior high and high school, but I don't think I've read them since, so I picked up used copies of many of her books (sadly my old books have been lost to many moves) and started with Interview with the Vampire. This book is the equivalent cozy blanket and so comforting! I love curling up with it right before bedtime and reading a few chapters.
Best ramen and perfect for rainy days!
The Golden Girls always has the best advice!
The Golden Girls on Hulu - Totally not spooky OR vegan but I do love these ladies! I can't believe how witty this show is and how well it has stood the test of time. I normally never watch comedies or sitcoms, but sometimes you need a good laugh from some wise and crazy grandmas. Also, serious #squadgoals!
What are some things that you are loving lately?