You might have noticed that today is the last day in May. Remember this post, when I said I wouldn't be buying anything until at least the end of the month? How I have too much stuff?
I pretty much made it. I bought some yarn on an impulse (but cheaply!). It's actually more of a type I already have, but they're going to discontinue the color and I needed more for the project, so I suppose it was kind of justified, even if I have a bit of guilt. I didn't save a lot of money because of gifts I purchased and because of necessities, like gas. I also bought some running clothes because I don't have any that fit and I desperately need to exercise, but I used a gift card for those.
So I'm content, but I think I need to push myself a little more. I laughed at this old post from Heart of Light (yes, I did search for and read through people's old posts from the hiatus after I first heard of it), because it's so much like me. I love some of my clothes and possessions for reasons I don't always remember--some association of emotion but not always memory--and I'll be ridiculously sentimental about giving things up. My friend Beth passed along some advice and a resource that I'm going to try when I'm in "my own" home again, so I do have a plan to take on this monster.
Once I get back to Louisville and all.my.stuff. (ugh), I'm going to sort, clean, simplify, and reduce my wardrobe to what will fit in one closet. I want to make it so everything can be coordinated with everything (almost, anyway), so I quit making so many goofy not-quite-right outfits.
Then I'll shop for what I need to fill in the gaps.
I'm done shopping again for a month.
Photos link back to their sources. I found them via the pretty organized flickr pool, a very effective way to get inspired to organize!