Maybe you're wondering how my Project 333 has ended? It's the end of my 3 month experiment to sift through my wardrobe and skinny it down to 33 items of clothing, shoes and accessories to live with for 3 months.
It was a bit of a challenge. Firstly, because I'm so clumsy that I seem to attract dirt to my clothes very easily, meaning that laundry had to happen a bit more often than usual! Secondly, because I didn't plan things that well so that I could have a wardrobe where everything matched with everything. I felt the restriction but that was a good thing.
After a while, I got used to the simplicity and found it far easier to decide what to wear each day. I didn't feel a pull of temptation when I went anywhere near a clothes shop and the best thing?...
... I REALISE I HAVE MORE THAN ENOUGH.
That's what I want to take away the most from this whole thing. I am not lacking in anything - wardrobe or otherwise. So often I know I am less than content, especially when it comes to "stuff".
So, yes, I did stick with it all the way until I arrived in England, so in the end it was a 2 and a half month experiment. The reason I stopped 2 weeks early was because my t-shirts and shorts that were perfect for the Canadian Summer just weren't going to cut it here on this blustery hillside in Northern England! So, I do admit to re-introducing some warmer clothes, pretty fast!
Did any of you try it? Were you inspired to go through your own things with a critical eye of what you really need and use?
My next challenge is to continue living with what I need only and to not accumulate stuff. I think you'll agree that that's easier said than done. My biggest struggle is definitely in the wardrobe department and so I will be setting myself some permanent boundaries I think. How about you?
Can I still say:
With love from "across the water"??
I'm still across the water to a lot of you!! Just on the other side now!
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