I think it is important to have a goal and focus for a blog.
Last year my goal was to stop buying clothes for my girls for an entire year. I did it, I survived, I made it.
For my first clothing purchase at the beginning of January I bought two dresses from a tiny hut in Belize. They were 2 for $5.
I was contemplating trying to continue my resolution and not buy the girls clothes for another year, but I decided against it. My sewing skills have grown and I know I don’t have to go out the store whenever we need something. I learned a lot last year and will continue to live in a frugal and non-wasteful way. But I want to have some new goals for the blog this year and I also want to be able to buy a cute shirt when I run across one in a store. Aleah’s pants have been slowly turning into capris and I want to be able to buy her some shirts to go under her dresses or sweaters to go over them.
After I bought the two dresses I felt relieved. I thought I would feel bad and guilty as I ended my resolution, but I didn’t. I felt a sense of accomplishment looking back at the past year and also excited that this experience was now behind me and I could look forward to something new.
It was strange buying the dresses because I had not done so in over a year. But I felt okay doing it. I thought I would regret buying the first item, but I didn’t. I felt proud of what I had done in the previous year but also glad that it was over. Phew.
Heres to a fresh new year full of fresh new possibilities.