I’ve noticed lately that whenever I browse Pinterest or fashion magazines I become somewhat dissatisfied with what I have. There always seems to be something I need. Or more correctly, want. New shoes (riding boots!), handbags (Coach Legacy tote!), dishes (all white!), matching glassware (Ball glasses!), jackets (leather with studded sleeves!), clothes for the kids (moccasins with skulls and crossbones!), paint for the walls (mustard color!), pretty towels (yellow chevron!) The list is never ending. It seems as soon as I do get something new I only enjoy it for a second before I begin wanting something new(er.)
I am not an unhappy person and I do consider myself grateful. I just want to step off the hamster wheel of always wanting something new or something different than what I already have. Maybe take a breath. Think about what I really need. What really makes me happy. Am I shopping and buying because I love something? Or am I filling a void? I hate shopping when rushed or under pressure, but having two kids underfoot usually means I am shopping while rushed or under pressure. I make rash decisions and end up buying things I don’t really love or need. So I guess my intentions are this: I only want to buy things I love. I want to put things up on my blog that are all me. Not what I want to be, just who I really am. It may not be always exciting, but I think if I am more careful I will be happier in the long run.