Tuesday, December 14, 2010
My No-Shopping Adventure: Introduction
When the date finally rolled around for my one year of not buying clothing to be up, I thought there would be this great feeling of freedom. However, the weeks leading up to the end, I was overcome with incredible anxiety. My thoughts were not necessarily on the clothing I was going to buy, it was focused on something totally different. The question that kept coming up in my head and is still coming up is... have I changed? Is one year really enough to break the habits of habitually and compulsively shopping? The honest fact is no. I can better cope with some of these desires, however, that old creeping feeling is still there. It was always there, really.
Throughout my one year, I gave myself plenty of lee-way. I could buy shoes and accessories and I could indulge in buying tons and tons of fabric. Little did I know, all of the hardships this year would hold. This journey did not look at all like I thought it would. It is weird to have expectations, but I really did. I thought I would have all this time and energy to sew. I thought I would be able to have one of my credit cards paid off. However, this journey was more about personal growth than sewing skills and paying off debt.
In the next coming weeks, I will share some hard life lessons I learned this year. I also will share some incredibly helpful style lessons I learned this year as well. This journey was hard, and it is such a joy to share the things I learned about myself with my readers. I know I say this often but it really cannot be said enough, You. Are. Amazing.