2012. closet resolutions.
last year, i launched eat it or wear it, a one-for-one philosophy that pared down my closet. after living in dallas (one of america’s shopping meccas), i had a closet full of things i kinda-sorta liked and i never ever wore. eat it or wear it got rid of baggage (literally and emotionally).
this year, my closet resolutions dive deeper. get your scuba tank and read with me.
- use it or lose it. if i own it, i need to wear it. no more saving things for a special occasion, a future party or event, or a rainy day (except rubber boots). put it on or it will be gone.
- buy less— save more. on christmas eve, i delivered meals to needy children and their families. i came away with two thoughts: one, i will do this every year, and two, i will remember what is important.
- dress to the tens. after all, ten is greater than nine.
- be more creative. i inherited a wacom tablet from M— it’s an awesome tool for designers that allows you to draw with a “pen” instead of a mouse. my drawings look like my drawings, and my writing looks like my writing. i feel like a child with a brand new coloring book.
- stay true. two years ago, i began little tin soldier to draw a picture everyday. it was a new year’s promise that grew into something bigger than i ever envisioned. as i transition to year three, i won’t forget that simple idea: one photograph, one paper doll, one time.