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Welcome to my public thoughts on my personal life goals. In 2014, I set out to change my lifestyle, and I began with the best way I knew how - my closet. I share with you, how the road to Perfecting My Closet, is helping me achieve my ultimate life goals. 

Feeling bored is OK

Last week was the first week back to work for a lot of people - it was for me, and getting dressed was brutal. For the entire week my outfits were lacking and not well put together, things didn't fit the same anymore, and I felt bored of everything I put on.

It made me feel a bit sad, and almost disappointed in myself. Why? Well, I thought I had been purchasing carefully selected items in the last few years, and to feel blech about everything I put on made me question whether I really loved these purchases in the first place.

I looked back at the items that I was bored with, or that didn't fit well anymore and realized that I had purchased them in 2014 and they were things I wore often. Their cost per wear are significantly under my $1 threshold, averaging under 50 cents. That's pretty good!

What I thought was boredom was actually myself telling me that it's time to let go. It didn't mean that they weren't great items for me, it just meant that I wore them so much, that they are now worn out and no longer giving me the same feeling of happiness when I wear them; after wearing something all the time for 3 years, this seems pretty natural and reasonable.

They are staple items so it's been hard to let them go, but since I'm feeling a bit down about wearing them, I know it's time to retire these items and start looking for their replacements. Ideally, I'm looking at my wardrobe first to see if I can fill that hole before searching to buy a replacement - as I'm purging and trying to be more aware of what I bring in, I'm finding that a lot of things I already own make great replacements or work just as well, but I rarely realize this among all my other things.

Rocky Mountain Soap Company gift box

Rocky Mountain Soap Company gift box

revised - 2016 versus 2017's Wishlist

revised - 2016 versus 2017's Wishlist