I thought I would write a few posts based on the 'what-if?' premise.
After writing yesterday about all the things people have to spend money on, or feel/think/believe they have to spend money on, I thought I would break those things down a bit to examine a little more closely.
I am going to begin with clothing.Since this is where the whole spending too much, wasting too much and now NOT SPENDING anything on clothes debacle began.
I still have more clothes than any one person should own. Why even this morning in a rage about what to wear I picked up an armful and slung them into the back of the car for the charity shop. I used to buy so many clothes for a lot of varying reasons, but one of them was the ' what if I need a .....(fill in the item) for a wedding/party/interview/bush walk etc etc?' So I would make sure I had heels, flats, walking boots, biker boots, cocktail dresses, polar fleeces and so on for these occasions.
Ironically the one time I did need a wedding dress was for my own wedding. Whereupon I pulled a prettyish looking dress that fitted me from the cupboard the day before...and that was that. I was no Pinterest bride let me tell you. I am also too scared to get on a motor bike, when I walk I wear whatever I can be bothered pulling on, I have a job that won't ever require interview garb, and I HATE parties.
So why all the what-ifs? Why did I think I needed all those "outfits and costumes" for a life I never even live?
It is not as if I long to live a life for which I have the clothing? I don't feel that I miss out because I don't go to parties or climb the occupational ladder...so why did I feel the need to buy for these occasions? I don't have any answer.
I don't want to be a what-if person anymore. I will not be a what-if person anymore. I will also be a person who tries an item of their clothing on and if I don't like it, out it goes. Today for example I am wearing mustard skinny legs, every time I wear them I don't like how they feel on me. So why am I still wearing them? Out they go- tonight! The Salvation Army will love them!
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