An Update

The end of the first month is here and I can say I’m feeling pretty good about things. In general I have been so busy at work (which is a good thing!) that I haven’t really had much time to think about shopping. I’m getting ready to move into a smaller apartment to save money. I was able to spend some Christmas gift cards on some new home items to decorate my new place, and I’m starting to really enjoy living like a minimalist. I’ve felt better about life in general and letting go of both physical and mental things that can begin to clutter and feel claustrophobic.

Things are going well!

Despite my one yoga pant slip up, I haven’t spent any money on clothes. I still justify those yoga pants since my other top goal is fitness this year. I’ve been exercising diligently three times per week and I can feel myself getting stronger and more flexible. I’m not seeing results yet, in fact I tried on a few of my dresses for some upcoming events and none of them fit me, which was a little upsetting. (Ok…it was REALLY upsetting, those dresses were expensive!!!) but if anything it has made me want to work out more and eat even better. Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetI finally spent my gift card. Opting to get a beautiful crane print shift dress and a super cute stripe-y sweater-jacket-type-thing from H&M. I even let Charles spend half my gift card on new clothes for him. I’m feeling like I’m wanting less because I’m realizing just how much of my closet actually gets used. The answer is, not much of it. Wearing everything in the closet is a huge challenge because so many things that I am holding on to is for sentimental reasons, or fear. I’m afraid of what I will do without these things. Fashion, clothes and shopping for me has been my identity for so long. I wouldn’t know what to do without it, but as I’m getting older I’m starting to realize that it’s not enough to base your entire identity on one thing. Humans are such dynamic creatures and I’m starting to feel that fashion and shopping is only one facet of myself, and maybe it’s a facet that I want to start letting go of…


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