6 months (day 30)

in less than a few hours, kat and i will be officially half-way done with our challenge. what?! seriously, where did the time go? (not that i’m complaining.)

i’ve noticed several changes in myself over the course of the past few months.

my heart is different. recognizing the worth i’ve given to clothing as idolatry, admitting that ugly fact to you all, and writing about it along the way has been humbling. and freeing. there are still days i blow a bad clothing day out of proportion and allow it too much control over my attitude, but those days are dwindling. i’ll always enjoy shopping and putting outfits together, but my priorities have been rearranged and i hope the next 6 months will cement them.

my life is simplified. i love that changing one area of my life has had a significant impact on the rest of it. we’ve saved a lot of money (when you’re not out clothes shopping, less other-shopping gets done, too!), and this month’s project is cleaning clutter out of our home- starting with an honest look at my closet!

my view of shopping has changed. 

  • it really isn’t as hard to keep from shopping as i’d expected. of course there are times i wish i could buy something, but saying no has become easy. i think the difficult thing will be reentering the shopping world. right now i know i can’t buy, so there’s less temptation.
  • i have learned that my mistakes in shopping are often because i can’t resist a good deal. now that i realize it, i’ll be able to shop logically rather than impulsively.
  • i’ve also come to realize that buying quality is more important than getting a steal. my well-made pieces are faring much better than my poorly-made ones. (go figure.) the tricky part is that good items are often pricer- but not always. in the future, i’ll shop piece by piece.

things have changed a lot over the past six months. i’m excited (and a little scared) to see what the next six bring.

thanks so much for reading along on this journey!

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6 Comments

  • Rhonda Kay July 1, 2012 at 4:19 AM

    Glad to see that you included the red purse in your wardrobe!

    • Caitlin July 1, 2012 at 7:10 AM

      Of course! I use it all the time. Someone really cool got it for me… :D

  • kat July 1, 2012 at 9:27 AM

    yeay! Half way! And your makeup looks really pretty in these pictures!

    • Caitlin July 1, 2012 at 4:41 PM

      Holla! High five. (And thanks :))

  • Audrey July 1, 2012 at 6:00 PM

    Yay!!! So proud of you, Caitlin! Keep it up!

    • Caitlin July 1, 2012 at 8:40 PM

      Awww thanks, girl! Hope you’re having a great night!

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