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My Little Lost Package Fiasco

Have you ever lost a package in the mail? If you have then you are very familiar with the 5 stages of losing a package. Stage One: Shock, “What!!! You haven’t received the package I sent you?” Stage Two: Denial, “There is no way you haven’t gotten the package. I know I wrote the right address on it.” Stage three: Anger, “I can not believe that the post office lost my package, they are going to be hearing about this!” Stage Four: Hopelessness, “It is gone! Gone forever, lost to the island of misfit packages. I will never see it again, it will never arrive.” Last but not least Stage Five: Acceptance, “I know it is gone but oh well, maybe it will turn up one day.” These were the 5 all too real stages I went through during my recent long lost package fiasco.

| The Story |

Recently, or more like October to be exact, my Grammy sent me a package. By now it was November, she never told me that she sent the package until she began to wonder why I never said “Thank You” or mentioned that I had gotten it.”You haven’t gotten the package I sent you yet? That is impossible!” she thought. But it was true I hadn’t gotten it. So you can definitely say were head deep in stage one of losing a package shock. Although, even with the ample time that had past we decided to give it a few more days because maybe it would arrive So the next week I checked the mail again and still no package.

By now stage two denial had sunk in leaving me thinking “there is no way my Grammy wrote down the wrong address! She has sent me packages before.”  However, I did double check with her and just like I thought she had written down the right address. So where was the package? and Why was it taking so long? We needed answers and fast before it was lost forever.

This lead to stage three, anger! I check the mail over and over, I asked the nice lady at the front desk but she told me there was nothing there for me. My grammy had her sister check her mailbox to see if the package was returned but of course, it wasn’t! The months past October, November, December, and still no package. The final stages were upon us, hopelessness and acceptance. At first, I was hopeless but I wished it would turn up even if it were months from now. Then I began to accept it and out of nowhere the package arrived!! 

This is where the happy ending begins one month later on January 15th the package had finally arrived. I was checking the mail, as usual, I brought my package slip to the front I knew what it was, my wedding stuff but the lady was holding a small yellow package too. That was odd and to my surprise, it was the lost package! I smiled and laughed a little, thanked the nice lady and all I could think was, I knew it would arrive. Better late than Never, I always say!

So my lovelies that is the story of my missing package. I hope you all enjoyed it and I hope it left you with a smile on your face and a giggle in your voice. Below are all the lovely things that were packed inside. So let’s hear one of your missing package stories. I’m sure you have a good one! What are you waiting for? Leave it in the comments below so I can read them! And may your shipping go smoothly!!

These old, simple, little measuring spoons may seem like an odd thing for a gift but they almost made me cry. They are the spoons that my Great Grandma used for baking with her children, then they were passed down to my Grammy. She used them to bake with her children and someday I hope to do the same with my children.
This little bracelet was just the thing a needed to add a little extra pink to my wardrobe. You can never have too much pink!
The one I had been waiting for! A shiny, pearly white, grey and silver wrap bracelet. It is beautiful and the best part is it was made by hand by my wonderful Grammy herself. Can you tell I like bracelets and jewelry yet?!

Ten Ways To Conquer 2018

Happy New Year from me to you! What is your favourite thing about the start of a new year? For me, it is the feeling of a fresh new start, the feeling that I can conquer anything. Silly and very cliche I know, but don’t judge a girl for embracing the feeling of a fresh start. I love setting goals and I love the feeling I get when I achieve them. Although I know a lot of people may find it silly to make new year resolutions I am hopping on the resolution train and have come up with 10 of my very own. I love the sense of community that goals give to people and being able to cheer each other on for bettering themselves is so fun. So in honor of the New Year, I have come up with 10 goals that I would like to achieve within the year.

 
My Ten Goals for 2018
| One | Plan Ahead 

If you know me, you know I am definitely a planner person but lately, I have been slacking and I fell off planning while in school. It just made everything stressful, I was having to double and triple check a bunch of papers and try to remember important school dates, but I am not going to let that happen this semester! As soon as I get the syllabus I am writing it all down in my planner to stay on top of it!  That also means planning all my blog post too so that I am not scrambling for content at the last minute.  

| Two | Stay Focused 

Oh, procrastination you are such a bad friend of mine, always telling me to do something other than study. This is a goal that I should be able to do without a lot of hesitation, as long as I stay on top of all my flash cards, reading, and assignments It should be no problem. No leaving anything until the last minute for this girl. 

| Three | Be Consistent
“Consistency is what transforms average into excellence” 

Transform Entirely Taylor from average to excellent it exactly what I aim to do this year. You will be seeing more content, articles, stories, and even giveaways. I love the support I have right now and the community there is behind having a blog, but to be successful with it I need to be consistent with my posting even if that means posting something small. I aim to gain more regular viewers and make a name for me, so stay tuned. I have some wonderful ideas coming your way. 

| Four | Eliminate Clutter  

I have already started this one and we are only on day three of January! It is out with the old, and well, out with the old! That means going through all of my stuff and giving it away starting with the closet. I have so much that I don’t wear and it could be worn by someone in need instead of just hanging in my closet. Along with my closet are my makeup and skincare drawers they definitely need to be decluttered, so that is what I will be starting. Along with this comes not bringing new stuff into the house that I don’t need but want.    

| Five | Reorganize My Planner 

Just like decluttering areas of my house I will be doing the same to my planner. I will be revamping the way I use it to make it more enjoyable, easier to use, and more space conscious! I have bought some new stickers, washi tape, and all that jazz so it is time to make it pretty! Time for a practical nice layout and just an overall nicer layout. 

| Six | Be Finance Wise 

I am a believer in work hard play hard, but I tend to do all the hard work and don’t give myself nearly enough time for the play hard part. It is probably because I am in school so no matter how hard I work in school, it just doesn’t pay the bills. But that doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy some down time right? Right! So with the help of keeping track of where my spending is going, it should make me and my bank account smile and give me room for play! I am thinking a good camping trip this summer!    

| Seven | More We Time 

This is a tough one during the school months because the we time that we do get I spend getting Jeremy to test me with my mountain of flashcards. Not only does he hate it, but it gets boring and old really quick! So with me staying on top of my planning, I am hoping that we can actually have some real us time with Lexi too. That means going on more little walks or skating and even a few date nights to the movies but it doesn’t have to be that fancy, we could even find a new recipe and make a cool new dinner together.    

| Eight | Reduce My Waste 

This one should not be hard at all seems how I am all about the three R’s: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle but I do feel I should step up my game a little by bring a togo cup with my so that I am not throwing them away. I may even count the coffees and tea I get just to see how many I don’t use in a year. This also means I will not be using as many produce bags and all of my goods will be coming from the bulk section when they can!  

| Nine | Stay Hydrated 

I pride myself on being very on top of my water consumption, but, with the chilly weather and blowing snow I find that I am reaching for a cup of hot coffee or tea more than a crisp cup of water. Although those drinks warm me up they don’t quench my bodies thirst so with the help of my friends, mint, lime, and cucumber I will be reaching for my water much more than my regular cup of tea or coffee.    

| Ten | Try Something New

I am most excited for this goal, I have yet to come up with what I will be learning this year but I know it will be good. It may sound silly but looking back on last year I didn’t learn much that I was happy to learn and was as enjoyable as a hobby. Right now my ideas and yoga, running ( I used to run and loved it), photography or even clean eating or vegetarian dished. Maybe I will learn a little about all of these?! 

What is something you want to do in 2018?  

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