Diana Patton1 Comment

2018 Revolutions

Diana Patton1 Comment
2018 Revolutions


  • a sudden, radical, or complete change
  • a fundamental change in the way of thinking about or visualizing something: a change of paradigm 

Happy New Year!  

I woke up on New Year’s Day thinking about potential 2018 resolutions and the usual came to mind: eat healthy, work out more, wake up earlier each day, and attempt to be more punctual overall. However, I knew I was leaving something important out and that I needed to work on kicking a more serious habit. So, I thought back to last year.

Last year, my resolution was to stop buying lunch at work because I would spend at least $50 a week on lunch which was outrageous. So, when I moved into my new apartment at the end of the year, it created the perfect opportunity for me to experiment with cooking more, as well as saving coin for groceries. 

And then it hit me like a tidal wave and I knew that I couldn't just have a resolution; I needed a revolution!

My 2018 revolution is to NOT BUY NEW CLOTHES*

Completely going cold turkey from buying clothing is a resolution for the future, so for right now, I will focus on this. My wardrobe is an extension of who I am, so taking up this challenge is an absolute revolution for me, but one that is needed. Because I use a combination of credit, debit and cash on any given day, I honestly don't know the average clothing expenditure is and this is half the problem because this usually leads to unnecessary and unchecked consumption.

However, I've decided that if I must buy new or buy at all, I will work extremely hard to buy for / from the following:

*ethical brands
*high quality staples in moderation
*thrift shops
*items that can't be brought secondhand (undergarments, etc.)
*fabric and supplies to help repair my current wardrobe as needed or to make something new from scratch! 

My goals with this new challenge are simply: I want to cut back on unnecessary consumption and really challenge myself to think outside the box when it comes to my shopping choices. 

Wish me luck!