month 7 was e.a.sy. i went from having 11 pieces of clothing in june to an entire closet plus a few pieces given to me from friends who were cleaning out their closets.
i felt great about not spending money on new items. i was inspired. my outfits came together easily. i was on.a.rollllll!
just this morning, though, i began to feel like i had nothing to wear. that dissatisfaction and covetousness is sneaky. sneaky, i tell you! i’ve come to find that there are cycles in life- my life anyway. whenever i’m focused on the Lord and realize that it’s His strength that changes me and makes me more like Him, things go well. then i get confident in myself and quit being intentional. it’s always a subtle change that somehow occurs under the radar…and then things start to fall apart.
so this time, instead of giving in to that crafty thought process, i made myself look at my pinterest boards and evernote stash and the brain juices began to flow again. i know there will be times that i miss the mark and become dissatisfied, but i am getting better at it!
as i grow older, i realize how much of life (like every.single.thing.) is in how you look at it.
when i’m not working out it sounds like the worst thing ever, but once i get over the mental block and start back up, i feel great, and look forward to going to the gym.
getting dressed is the same thing. when i start to feel like i don’t have any pieces that work, i (nowadays) put on my big girl pants, push myself to make it work, and the creativity begins to flow again. before this challenge, i would have run out and bought something to get over the creativity slump. it worked short-term, but in the long run, it made me feel horrible. i knew i was putting things in a place where my heart needed some work. hey, it may have taken something as drastic as this challenge to change that, but it’s working!
thank you guys for taking this journey with me! i can’t tell you how helpful it is to journal these thoughts and know you’re keeping me accountable. i just love y’all! have a happy wednesday :)