Just in case you were worried – We’re back and all is well. We had an amazing time visiting family and looking for houses in the Atlanta area. Hawk was a trooper for a 14-hour car ride in the age of COVID (we divided it into two days, don’t worry…) and was so happy to see his grandmother.
I just spent the better part of an hour deleting and unsubscribing to all marketing emails. And I’m about to quit Instagram for good. I keep it on my phone because of Slowre, or so I say, although I do enjoy the mindless scroll during parts of my day. But Instagram, more than anything, makes me want to shop. And buy. I get caught up in “oh! That is so cute on her!!” and before you know it, I’m adding to cart.
I’ve resisted unsubscribing and quitting Instagram for years because my “job” sort of relies on staying up to date, or it did anyway. I’m not sure if it does anymore. I’m also in the state of mind lately to ease my anxiety, frustration, loneliness, etc., with shopping and buying, justifying it by needing to dress my new body and lifestyle. Honestly though, I could have stopped that a while ago; I have been buying (and selling) nonstop. I just got overwhelmed today and took extreme measures haha:
I got an email, saw some light denim pants (which are now sold out) that were VERY intriguing, did a little research on them, thought about it for a few hours, then bought the pants. Even though I was intending to spend that money on a wool Babaa sweater.
If I hadn’t received the email I never would have known about the pants. Hence all the unsubscribing. All the push marketing is making me tired and feel overwhelmed. Especially given my fragile state of mind. Hawk challenges me all day? Buy nail polish. Missing social interaction? Add to cart. Anxious about being a mom? SWEATERS!!!
This is nothing new for me. And some of you probably deal with similar feelings. I buy things to make up for not being able to change or “fix” certain things about my day-to-day life. Of course I KNOW buying stuff isn’t a fix, but it definitely feels like it in the moment. And then when the stuff arrives. And then when I use it or wear it.
Anyway, I have been wearing leggings a lot lately, and ordered a couple more pairs of Girlfriend Collective leggings: the Float (seamless) pair and a pair with pockets. I don’t love either of them as much as the classic high-rise compressive leggings. I CONSTANTLY have to pull the seamless pair up, which drives me nearly insane. And the pocket pair is fine, but they just don’t fit exactly right either. They’re in rotation with my two other “classic” pairs, but I wouldn’t necessarily recommend them as highly as those. I can go ON AND ON AND ON about my Girlfriend collective leggings – they are perfect. I’ve been wearing Girlfriend since they gave pairs away in the VERY beginning.
Gotta run and work on some stuff for slowre I’m trying to get up tomorrow. And then Hawk wakes up in 15 minutes!!
I hope you are all well!!!!!