It was a super busy year for me so I didn’t have much time to post here. My time, energy, and resources are mainly taken up by 2 things these days:
a) my son (with number 2 on the way)
b) our first house that we just moved into
With more financial responsibilities and less discretionary funds nowadays to spend on myself, my priorities have definitely shifted. By the time September rolled around I realized that I haven’t purchased a single item of clothing or shoes for myself this entire year despite coming across some pretty good deals. So I decided that I was going to try and make it all the way to 2014 without getting any clothes for myself. Well long story short, I’m weak. I gave in last week. (NOTE to self: Do not try on anything even if I have no intention of buying it at the moment because if I end up liking it enough I will obsess over it until I have it.)
But what’s really interesting to me was that I realized I didn’t feel the need or want for more pieces. I was content with what I had and didn’t feel like I needed more. It’s a good feeling because I tend to go over board with accumulating things. To get to a point where I’ve acquired an adequate wardrobe that brought me through a year’s worth of occasions and events of all sorts without the need or desire to buy anything additional was awesome. I never thought I would be able to abstain (knowingly or not) from buying clothes for almost a year simply because I’m a sucker for good sales.
The moral of the story is if you buy quality items that are timeless, you will get to a point where you will have a closet full of clothes for all your needs as well. You won’t want for much and will just need to update/replace as needed. Building up your wardrobe is a marathon not a sprint, be picky about what you buy and strict about not overpaying for anything because I’ve learned you can always to get it for cheaper somehow if you look long enough.
Anyway, it’s been a good year and I wish everyone a safe and prosperous 2014. Here’s to hoping I’ll be more active about posting in the coming year.
Be safe. Peace.