I’ve actually been back for five days, but my energy has been focused on family and work, much as it was before I left. The difference is that spending time away from your family, in the sun, eating great food, reading by the pool, talking to friends and, yes, shopping, has made me feel so re-energized! Also, knowing that it is eight weeks until the summer holiday starts, makes a difference to the bounce in my step!
Now, about shopping. I could have spent money on so many things while I was in Vegas, but I was on a mission and didn’t distract from that almost at all. Yes, I bought my husband a turquoise Crosley turntable, but it was gorgeous and he had wanted a record player for two years and I have been planning on giving him one for just as long, so I thought, why not buy one that I can enjoy looking at? Other than that I bought mainly clothes and make up.
The thing is though, I hate shopping! Really! So even though I bought a lot of clothes according to my standards, I’m still left with almost nothing. I wanted to participate in Courtney Carver’s Project 333, which basically is about having 33 pieces of clothing and accessories and combining them for three months. Am I really the only woman in the world who can’t even find 33 items in my wardrobe to start with??! I am supposed to box up clothes that are out of season but what I wear is what I wear all year round. And I don’t love any of it!
So I had to do some shopping and still I didn’t have 33 things that I love! So I’ve been shopping some more today. How very minimalist and simple I am living! But I think I’m getting there and the best part is that I am shopping with the Carver rules in mind, so I am getting things that are basic and that I can combine, and suddenly people are telling me how great I look and it feels pretty nice to actually get compliments for once.
Who knew dressing nicer and putting on make up would make you feel better?! (Actually, a lot of people knew this, I’m just slow on catching on….)