So since our teaser of spring last Saturday, we've been stuck with gray, foggy, depressing weather ever since. I'm not the biggest fan, to say the least. But, as I always do this time of year, I'm trying to stay positive and use this time to get ahead with my goals. Plus, I always sort of miss this time of year when it goes away, because I really do like the slowness of winter, the dark nights where you can cuddle up on the sofa and watch all of your favorite TV shows, and cook a big pot of soul-warming chili. I always just struggle with being in the moment. So I just need to remind myself... time goes so quickly, enjoy the month you're in, and take advantage of the good things it has to offer!
I think without snow this January though, I'm feeling in sort of a time warp. I don't need to bundle up in a giant winter coat, mittens and hat, but I also cannot bust out the bare legs and floral dresses yet. I'm definitely excited for spring, but I need to be just as excited about another two months of winter. Cardigans, woo! Sweaters, woo! Boots, woo! So excited, woo! Hahaha, gosh, I'm a terrible liar. But! Here are some things I am currently loving/looking forward to in February: This Is Us, New Girl, the new Ryan Adams songs, Groundhog Day (and our tradition of watching the movie every year), longer and longer days, awards season, Valentine's Day, Benjamin Francis Leftwich concert, and dinner with my parents. Plus, I finally decided to get my act together and create a content calendar for the blog in February, so there are some fun things coming up here that I can look forward to as well. Woo! ;)
So I rarely buy new clothes anymore, so I'm kind of stuck with a lot of old stuff. I'm thinking I might need to start doing a little shopping, so I don't totally hate my wardrobe, which I totally do right now. I tried on a thousand things before finally settling on this outfit, lumpy cardigan arms and all, this was still the best option I could come up with. Do you guys have a monthly budget for shopping? I honestly feel so guilty about spending money on clothes, but I'm sure a lot of people deal with that feeling. I also really hate using water (feel guilty every time I flush a toilet or take a shower, it's weird, I know). But, while we're trying to save money and pay off debt, the last thing I feel like we should be spending money on is clothes. At the same time, I wonder if it's because I have too many things, and maybe I'm just overwhelmed. I haven't figured it out yet. Have you dealt with this feeling? Thoughts? Suggestions?