Before I begin I just want to say that I’m not going to beat myself up for missing the last 2 days of Reverb 10. I have a job and a life outside of blogging and sometimes those two things take precedence over daily posting. Plus, I like to sleep and that *definitely* trumps blogging. I took on this challenge to jump-start my blogging and I plan to answer as many posts as my free time allows, but I’m not going to make myself crazy trying to fit it in.
Now, on to todays prompt!
“What (or whom) did you let go of this year? Why?” (Alice Bradley)
These prompts are all so serious. Why does reflection have to be like that? I hope at some point there’s a prompt asking us to describe our most embarrassing moment this year and what we learned from it or…I don’t know. SOMETHING that will let me write a few paragraphs that make one or two people smile.
Anyway. This year I let go of a shit-ton of clothes. And yes, “shit-ton” is a technical term. I’m in the middle of a complete wardrobe overhaul and it feels soooo good. So many clothes that either didn’t fit, were out of style, were never IN style, or that I hadn’t worn in over a year just sat in my closet, taking up space and taunting me.
Maybe this seems silly to some people, but I’m pretty vain and my appearance means a lot to me. I wear a full face of make up every day, my hair is a huge part of who I am, I try to stay at a certain weight and I constantly strive to stay attractive for my husband. Rarely, if ever, will you find me out in public wearing sweats. Dressing well makes me feel good about myself and when I’m confident in what I’m wearing, I’m confident in what I’m doing.
When I looked in my closet early this year I didn’t see myself at all and I freaked out. Like, sobbing snotty mess freaked out. Thus began the purge. Purges occurred a few times this year and each time felt better than the last. Now it’s time to rebuild with quality pieces that I absolutely love. My motto: no more crap!