GOOOOOD MORNING! I have coffee, I'm wearing pink, I'm in a great mood, and I'm here to recap my 30 day project of falling in love with my own closet! I did this to focus on what I DO have in order to starve the "need monster". ESPECIALLY this time of year with all the sales in my inbox. What did I learn about myself, my closet, my pursuit of healthy emotional habits, and my desire to be a responsible consumer? Here we go...
1) I have everything I need. And honestly, it's great! I do not need to shop any time soon. I've done the work to streamline and consolidate and it's paid off. Getting dressed every day is easy and fun because I love my clothes!
2) I'm really confident and comfortable in my style. I always have been. Being an artistic creative I've always had sense of line, color, and expression and it shows in how I chose to dress. The current iteration of my style is SUPER casual, but I also know that if I get a job that requires a more polished look I'll be able to do that easily and with authenticity.
3) the root of choosing ethical shopping habits is not about changing the world. It's about change of heart. Shifting focus to spiritual and emotional maturity that notices the desire, motivation, and impetus behind ALL life choices. If my spirit is focused on truly loving (which means free of fear) then making choices that are good for the rest of the world happen as a by-product of my life style.
4) people don't get it. I had someone commented saying I wouldn't have to wait to get what I wanted if I just got it in store. Yes. Thank you. I am aware.
5) the messages to "buy", "have more", and "you deserve" ARE FREAKING EVERYWHERE. And it's gross. Our culture is WILDLY selfish. It's Christmas and the sales are raging, but more than half include messages of indulging your own desire for things. I challenge you all to open your eyes to this destructive culture. Be aware of what's happening and how it affects us. Then make the choices that are right for you in how to detox from the consumerism.
6) taking an Instagram worthy picture every day is a pain in the ass. Thank you for your help, @brandonhighland!!