august musings

this month. hmm…………

i don’t really remember thinking much about buying clothes this month. probably because it was august, and let’s face it- too dang hot in texas for clothes.

to be fair, there were a few days that this whole no-buying-clothes crap really sucked. but the rest weren’t that bad.*

not shopping has become a way of life for me. it’s not a big deal anymore, but has affected the way i shop for other things. i haven’t bought any house decor (something i used to do all the time), and when i buy anything, i think about how long it will last, if it will wear well, and if it’s really the best choice.

before i started this challenge, when i went shopping, i’d inevitably buy too much and feel guilty- even though nearly every item was a great deal. when i thought about taking a year off, it made me nervous and i didn’t know how it would go. but putting my priorities in place has been freeing. i no longer am stressed about that money, and don’t feel guilty because i know i’m idolizing clothing yet continuing in the cycle. God is healing my heart and molding my perspective to what it should be. sometimes it’s super painful, and i hate it, but the result is so worth it!

*you should know that doesn’t mean i’m not still evaluating my closet and thinking about what i want to add come 2013.

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  • Audrey September 2, 2012 at 9:16 AM

    Caitlin , I can’t tell you enough how amazingly inspiring it has been to watch you on this journey!

    • Caitlin September 2, 2012 at 9:13 PM

      Thank you, Audrey. You are such an encouragement to me!

  • Van September 2, 2012 at 9:44 PM

    I’m glad to see God working in your life in an amazing way.

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