I Am Committed to Never Having an Office Job Again
A big reason that people (including me) hold on to clothes that they don’t wear on a regular basis is that they may need it at some point. Whether it’s a formal dress, a suit or even a dress-up costume, it seems easier to hold on to these things just in case you need them down the road instead of risking being in need and not having that item. The only thing is… how often does that really end up happening? Not very often. Instead, you end up with a closet full of old ballgowns and Halloween costumes that you never touch. For me, that item was office clothes – like blazers, dress pants and suits. I hadn’t worked a professional office job in awhile and I really didn’t want to again any time soon, but I still hold on to the clothes in case I ended up back in such a position. So when it came time to downsize my closet, I realized that it was okay to make the commitment to myself that I was NOT going to need them again. Of course, you never know what is going to happen in life and some would say, “But what about if something happens and you HAVE to?” Yes, that’s true. I don’t know what may happen in life but my intention is to continue making a living with my writing career. And if life throws me a curve ball, there are always other options. Options that don’t include seven year old suits!