I also have the goal, “simplify my life”, under which I’ve been getting rid of clothes that no longer suit me. I’ve gotten over the guilt of getting rid of clothes that I don’t want to wear that were gifts, items I received compliments on, were expensive, or whatever other reason that doesn’t come to mind at the moment. I figure if I donate my clothes, there’s someone else out there who will appreciate these items more than I do. I’m then free to replace my wardrobe only with items that I feel good about wearing. This is impossible to do overnight. Last week I went shopping for pants and browsed other items as well as I shopped. I wound up purchasing a dress and a shirt. Of the 8 or so pairs of pants I tried on, none of them fit. The dress and shirt were great fits and good additions to my wardrobe. I’ve gotten rid of a lot of clothes. Yesterday I made a donation bag and threw other items in the trash. I’ve been so frugal over the years that I’ve worn my clothes until they’ve been ready to fall apart, or have fallen apart on occasions. I found a few of those items, and put them in the trash. The items for the donation bag were items I just don’t want to wear anymore, see no reason to wear, or are worn beyond what I feel like wearing now that I’m replacing things, but are still in good enough condition to wear. What was I thinking wearing a pair of pants for eight or so years that fell off my hips and could be taken on and off without unzipping and looked too bunched up worn with a belt? Enough!
onebaygirl's Life List
1. simplify my life
2. be more confident
3. explain myself less.
4. Become Financially Independent
5. carry a to do list
6. communicate more effectively
7. breathe deeper
8. reinvent my wardrobe
9. slow down
How I did it: I was thrown into it because as the sister of the bride, it was my duty to accept. I read a book about bridesmaid and maid of honor duties, did internet research, and took advice from those in the know. I put aside as much of my anxiety over doing this as possible, and gave it my best shot. Read how I did it…
How I did it: I never gave up. I fit it into my schedule however possible and picked up where I left off when I got off track. I started waking up early enough to work out in the mornings so it gets done. I include physical activity such has step climbing and walking into my daily activities as much as possible. I also started cooking and eating healthier and barely drink anymore. Read how I did it…
How I did it: As a frequent museum visitor, I decided I should also visit galleries. So, I made this a goal and decided to find some galleries to visit. Living in the New York area, there are many galleries to visit, so this was easy on me. I also found galleries to visit while on vacations. Read how I did it…
but do have a calendar I mark some things on. I’ll keep this goal for now, then decide later.
My job put me on the clock, so I can’t be late all the time or have extra days off. I also can’t quit right now, and I’m not looking for another job right now. Right now I’ll focus on my other goal, “be financially independent”.