No pictures of clothing or food today, just thoughts.
I don't know how to explain it, but I've been feeling very… anti-consumerist lately. (If that's even a word, phase, saying, whatever.) I'll go to the mall and be completely dissatisfied with everything. I normally keep incredibly long wishlists of all these things I want (it's a little embarrassing, actually) but right now I feel that even if I won the lottery, I would just keep it sitting there in the bank. Maybe do nice things for my family, like send them all on vacation and such, but I wouldn't buy items, things for myself. I don't know how this really relates to anything, but I guess as someone who occasionally blogs about fashion I'm expected to consume, consume, consume and right now that's exactly the opposite of what I want. Anyone understand where I'm coming from with this?
Also, my friends and I have started a bit of a manifesto, if you could call it that. It's different for each of us, but the basic concept is change. This year we all turn 20 (I still have a little over 4 months to go) and we've grown a lot. We may not be grownups, but we really aren't kids anymore. And while some of this growth is organic, some is conscious, like this manifesto. There's the normal stuff - eat healthy, lose weight. The little things - smile more, put down the blackberry once in a while. And then there's the big stuff. Learn to stop hating yourself and your body. Believe in your abilities, be thoughtful and kind. Things that take some of us a lifetime to learn.
This video is titled "How To Be Alone", and it's one of my favourite inspirational videos. It's a bit of a reminder of the many ways in which I have to grow - one of which is learning to savour the beauty of solitude.