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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

No clothes buying

I cleaned out my closet this summer and promise myself that I would not buy any new clothes for one year.  That is a huge deal for me!!!  I love clothes.  There are several reasons why I decided to do this.
1.  I have too many clothes.  I don't need more clothes.  How many pairs of black pants can one girl have??
2.  I have lost some weight-- I am trying to lose more.  I don't need to buy anything until I'm down to my goal wight.  Plus, my daughter has also lost some weight and is giving me her old clothes.
3.  I want to simplify my life.  I don't want my possessions to drag me down- which is what has been happening.
4.  I have a wonderful trip I want to take next summer and I want to be able to shop there so I am saving my money for the trip---if I get to go.
5.  I just flat out want to see if I can do it.  I am working on self discipline--I hope I can do it.

So I haven't  bought a thing since Memorial Day weekend- well except for a pair of sandals on sale at Neimans that no one in their right mind would have turned down!

But now it is fall and I find myself in a hard spot.  All of the fall fashions are so wonderful!!!  I love the above dress from Anthroplogie.  Also- Ann Taylor Loft sent me an email about their latest sale.  They have an adorable red sweater that I would love to have!!!

I hope I stay strong and don't give in to these temptations.  I really want to keep this up.  I'm gong on 3 months--- I can do this for 9 more.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

New commitments

  My daughter took this picture of me and my friends on our "last hurray" pool day.  I wish i could have one more day to just hang out with my daughter and friends.  But, it is like I told a friend tonight- With all of the challenges facing all of us in education, we need to make sure that our personal lives are as fulfilling as they can be.  I need to get back to my running, enjoying my time with my husband and friends.  Isn't that what life is really about?  I want and need to do the best job that I can at school, and in education it is so much more than a job.  But, I need to have a full life away from school- that is my commitment to myself this school year.   Life is too short to be tired and stress all the time!!!  Running/ exercise, eating out, reading, visiting family, being more spiritual-- these are the things I will concentrate on this year.
 On what do you hope to concentrate this fall in your personal life?