Black Friday is upon us.
Do I look calm and collected here?
Well, cool, fooled you, because I am like an addict who just found the stash.
Want to know what it's like to be in the final stretch of #1yearNoShopping when Black Friday rolls around?
Let me give you the scoop:
This is my time of year.
Yes, I love the Fa-la-la and the Starbucks holiday cups just as much as the next girl, but it's the sales that bring the serious cheer.
In fact, this time of year, I refer to "shopping" as "Fa-la-la-ing".
The world is a tizzy of frosted window displays, candy cane everything, bell ringers, bright lights, and sales to die for.
You should know, pre- #1yearNoShopping, almost 50% of my clothes (and nearly all of my shoes) were purchased during holiday sale time. THIS IS MY TIME.
You're probably expecting to hear that I feel empty inside. A craving unfulfilled.
Strangely, it's quite the opposite. I've happened upon a different kind of gold mine.
I've hit the point where I have enough. This is enough.
This black blazer -my first black blazer- which I've replaced three times to a grand total of FOUR black blazers,
is still enough.
Don't get me wrong, I will never stop buying beautiful black blazers, but it will not be because of unfilled emptiness. Conversely, (barring a few highly anticipated updates) my closet feels quite full, and so do I. Dare I say, even "thankful"?
So for this post, I am not wearing my most holiday of things, but I am wearing my most confident of things. Because, confidence-in-the-current is what this year has been all about.
And, I am not linking any Black Friday deals because I do not want to be tempted by things.
For now, I'm resting in this new-found space of enough, and finding room for thankfulness.
Happy Thanksgiving, Friends. I hope yours is beautiful, and more than enough.