It’s been a couple of months since I last checked in on the wardrobe “half project” that I kicked off back in May. I have done a few updates since I started the challenge and in tandem with my last update, I also shared my ideal wardrobe size benchmarks based upon an exercise that I did back in August. In today’s post, I will share where I am with the “half project” now and what I plan to do with it moving forward.
As you may have noticed, I haven’t been posting very often in recent months. A lot has been going for me following my mother-in-law’s passing in early August and I have been feeling “blocked” in many aspects of life, including with my writing. I usually haven’t felt compelled to write and when I have endeavored to write a blog post, it seemed to take me infinitely longer than it did previously. It has often felt like rolling a large boulder up a hill, which only served to make me feel worse about myself and my life, as writing used to be something that I enjoyed doing and felt that I did well. I hope this is a temporary state of affairs, as I would like to get back to posting on a more regular basis. I have some ideas that I’m tossing around for 2020 that may help to get me more excited about blogging once again (fingers crossed…).
There Can Be Such a Thing as Too Much Number Crunching…
When I sat down to write an update on my half project, I started to compile information, photos, and statistics as per usual, but it just felt too hard and overwrought. I realized that in an attempt to simplify my wardrobe, I have instead made things more complicated. At first, I loved the idea of swapping things in and out of my “working wardrobe,” but then I just kind of lost track of it all. When attempting to put this post together, I realized that I wasn’t entirely sure what had been swapped in and out – and when!
At first, I felt that I should double-down and figure everything out so that I could compile a realistic update to post today, but then I had a different thought. I remembered that my theme for the year is “freedom” and all of this navel-gazing and number crunching doesn’t feel very free. I also realized that any wardrobe challenges that I undertake should serve my needs and that the “half project” as it was written was no longer doing so.