Ever since reading this book, I’ve really been trying to take notice of things that bring me joy. While cleaning out the girls closets the other day I realized there were only a handful of things that really brought them joy and that I really wanted to save and hold on to for their children one day. Of course, there have to be things that are practical and functional that may not be as joyful to them as say a Princess Elsa costume, but overall I want the girls to have things that make them happy and that are really special.
I was so inspired by so many of the vendors I talked with at ShopUp up the other week seeing these women build amazing brands with such thought and care made me really think about how, as a consumer, I can be more conscientious of how the clothes are made, what impact they have on our environment and end up with things that me and the girls will treasure for years to come.
All of this is really just my way of putting it out there so I can be more accountable to myself to buy fewer things that I can really stand behind and adore than a closet full of things that are wasteful and joyless, and trust me, it is going to be a hard habit to break. But, when I’m old and grey, I want to have that moment where I see my grandchildren in something the girls wore. I want things that will last. I want memories more than things.