Seven Things I can’t live without

Writing Challenge: February 28, 2018

Prompt: What are seven things you cannot live without?

There is the obvious “Things I can’t live without” like air, water, food and some kind of shelter- but that’s not what we are doing here. I’m not going to include hygiene products or other modern necessities. I’m going to go completely “First World” here, and talk about the stupid, ridiculous, un-necessary “Things I could, but I’d rather not, live without”.


1-Hair Ties: I have long, thick hair. I will tie it back in a pony-tail or a bun then let it down about 20 times a day. Quick and easy hair-ties are a necessity for this.


2-Sports Bras: This is more of a “work” necessity. I work a physical, high-movement, job. Regular t-shirt bras aren’t made to handle that kind of jiggling. Strong sport’s bras are a must-have to handle the walking, lifting, bending, and scrubbing I do at work.


3-Foundation (make-up): I am a “natural” make-up wearer, but even so, I rarely leave my house without wearing foundation. My foundation is my coverage, sunscreen, and moisturizer all in one. Due to how incredibly pale I am- any blemishes stand out like a cranberry in snow, so my foundation just helps minimalize that glare.


4-Cold cream: as your grandmother probably told you, I use cold cream for almost everything. I use it as a facial moisturizer, a hand cream, and a lip treatment. I live in a desert and dry-out like crazy, so cold cream is my over-night skin savior.


5-Coffee Mug: I have a coffee mug I picked up at a thrift shop that I absolutely love. I use this mug for coffee in the mornings and tea in the evening. It’s an olive- green mug with warm yellow and red accents. The colors, shape, and insolating ceramic is super relaxing- and all at the bargain price of $0.50.


6-Water-proof winter boots: I have a pair of black, combat-style, water-proof, winter boots. They are comfortable, stylish, and amazingly practical for Utah winters.


7-Paper: While my phone and computer are modern necessities for living and working in the 21st century, I love good, old-fashioned paper for jotting down notes, ideas, thoughts, doodles, and anything else that comes to mind.

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