Six Months In
An update on a New year's resolution
No more new clothes for a year!!
I know ridiculous isn’t it, perhaps not the most joy inducing thing I’ve ever done but certainly ranks up there with the most sensible!
Because darhhlings I have far too many clothes that I don’t wear, so for the past six months I’ve been shopping my wardrobe. Or should I say the storage bins that hold half my clothes as we rotate through the seasons.
I had in my musings wondered if I had a shopping “problem” and I now suspect the answer is yes - a mild one, but one nonetheless. My nearest and dearest reading this will I shamefacedly suspect, snort with laughter and say “tell us something we didn’t know”.
In my defense we are always the last at self-realization. What this last six months has taught me though, is going cold-turkey was the only the option for me and getting through that initial surge of desire to purchase by walking away both literally and metaphorically speaking, was the key because it actually dissipated relatively quickly?
My self-sufficiency, from a keep calm perspective, has increased which is always jolly and my sense of guilt has decreased. Has my bank account increased, no, which isn’t so jolly – why is that?? When I gave up the dreaded weed ie cigarettes I anticipated a whole boatful of cash to end up in my piggy bank, so I could spend it on clothes, but no not an additional penny anywhere??
I will also say or should that be confess? That I’ve fallen off the wagon this past month or so. I blame the sunny weather, and the beginnings of summer, and the sales, and the moon, and the stars, and the universe …. I know - I have no one to blame but myself.
I have decided in my new mature outlook that rather than berate myself endlessly for failing, that I shall see this as a momentary bump in the road and the 3 pairs of shoes, 1 pair of shorts, 5 dresses, 1 swim cover-up, 3 handbags, 1 pair of trousers, 1 pair of flip-flops (do they really count?) and 1 tee-shirt are a celebration of my self-restraint(ish)!
Apparently (according to my BFF) shoes count but handbags don’t - who knew?
Anyway did the euphoria of a delicious pair of shoes seem less now, absolutely not, but then you can’t expect a lifetime of over-shopping-indulgence to be wiped out in six months! And if it gets really bad, there's always accessories!
Look Gorgeous, Feel Fabulous - Sophie