|Here, look at how pretty Shu Uemura Prestigious Bordeaux|
looks on my lovely model, because otherwise
you're not getting any pictures this post.
I want to live a portable, simple life. I also want to be surrounded by beautiful things with satin textures. Ay, there's the rub. I think I'm this close to a more streamlined life but I'm always two blushes away from what I want. At this point, I am starting to really assess what I value and am purging the things I like so I live with what I love, which really does prevent me from buying more.
So there's that. But I have also noticed this: When I am striving to curb my spending in one area, I am inclined to spend rather improvidently in another area. The consumerist itches to be satisfied. If it's not nail polish, it's pens. If it's not pens, it's yarn. I could go on but it starts to circle back.
I think I've gotten smarter over the years, and I certainly notice all of this more, but I want to feel better about it. I want to replace the itch with another itch that is less dependent on currency and more dependent on creativity, on relationships. I'm not sure what that will look like or how that will come about.
Any ideas, tips, thoughts, blogosphere?