This is another one of those pieces I decided to keep, even though it’s not “perfect.” I’m discovering, during this journey towards having less, that perfect isn’t/shouldn’t be the goal. Good enough is just fine.
So, even though I think I REALLY need/want a black, sort-of-pleated skirt that I can tuck tops into, I have this harem skirt that I love, and I can wear instead. It’s not black, but it’s close, and it’s such a unique and comfortable skirt that I can’t bear to part with it. I haven’t worn it as much as I would like to, but now that I’ve decided that I’m finished searching for that “perfect” long black skirt (I guess my Etoile Isabel Marant gauzey one WAS that perfect skirt, but it became much too big on me…) I can be happy with this one.
That is probably the most important “lesson” I’ve learned during all of this – that perfect isn’t the goal. Happy & free is the goal. And I’m finding that by having less stuff. I thought I couldn’t have less stuff unless it was “the perfect” amount and types of stuff, but that’s just not true. The perfect long black skirt may be out there, but I don’t have to have it now, or be obsessed with finding it so that I spend time and money buying skirt after skirt only to be disappointed. I can be happy with what I have, with what fits, and with what looks good on me NOW.
That actually makes me feel so much better than having the perfect skirt would. Anyway, who’s to say the one I have isn’t perfect? Perhaps it is, simply by virtue of the fact that it is already in my possession and I love it….