I have been dreading writing this post for a while now. Some of you will remember my well intentioned pledge to buy no new clothes for the entirety of 2013. Well, I failed. I failed badly. It started easily enough, I needed a new pair of black jeans because my Acne ones sustained a rather large, unfortunately placed hole and I forgot to take a dress with me to wear to a wedding (in fairness to me I did try to borrow one before buying a new one from Witchery)… These small relapses were a slippery slope to full blown failure. Failure is not something pleasant to admit. I feel as dirty as Sarah “I quit sugar Queen” Wilson probably did yesterday when she admitted to eating two croissants (what a silly thing to give up anyway!)…
In a post earlier this year I admitted to buying two dresses and received the most amount of comments ever on a single post. People telling me to ‘reconsider the parameters’ of my project and other stuff. I felt bad. Then I went and lost 9 kilos and buying new clothes seemed like a really good, fun idea. I won’t list all my purchases, lets just say there are a few extra items… ahem.
Anyway. What have I learnt?
Having goals is pointless if you haven’t thought of how to implement them, considered the hurdles and how to clear them, and have a decent amount of willpower up your sleeve. It’s also important to know why you want to do something. Buying no new clothes for a year because ‘it kind of seemed like a good idea at the time’ is bloody stupid.
So, I am clearly no authority on how to scale down your spending. So I’m referring to others who have clearly had more success:
Go easy on me, internet!