the halftime report

posted on: July 21, 2010

Well here we are, halfway through the 30 for 30 challenge...hooray!

Hello and thank you to all of those who have been following my journey and giving me positive feedback along the way. It’s a relief to know that others out there in the world relate to what it’s like to struggle with a shopping addiction and “empty closet syndrome” (when you stare at your overflowing closet and say that you have nothing to wear so you purchase something new). Several people who I’ve told about this 30 for 30 challenge don’t understand. They look at me with confusion and explain that they simply don't get the point of all of this. “What do you get at the end of it?” they always ask. You know, setting personal goals doesn’t necessarily mean that someone has bet me to complete something, or that I get a prize for completing it. Sometimes we simply need to set goals for ourselves.

30 for 30 has already done wonders for my bank account and for my self esteem. There have been a few days where I’ve felt “fat” and uncomfortable in what I was wearing. Then when I photograph it and take a second look, I realize that there’s no difference at all in a photo and that probably no one else out there thought I was looking 2 lbs heavier than the day before. Repeating outfits has been a real breakthrough for me as well. I blame Facebook and my love for photographs, because I had a total complex with outfit repeating. It was not an option in my books to re-wear something that I was seen wearing in a recent photo, as if people were judging me based on outfit repetition. Who on earth did I think I was? I was in dire need of a wake-up call. Good morning...get over yourself!

I look forward to the next 15 days and hope that everyone else is also enjoying the challenge and reaping the benefits. And to those who are watching from afar, I encourage you to try a similar challenge one day. It really is amazing what you can accomplish!

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3 comments:

  1. Just found your blog today and I LOVE it! This 30 in 30 is such an interesting idea, but definitely quite the challenge. I'm in the midst of starting to purge my closet but perhaps one day I will attempt a challenge like this.

    Good for you :)

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  2. WOW! Your 30 in 30 is a brilliant idea! Congrats on making it half way! Setting a personal goal is very rewarding.

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  3. I totally know what you mean about not wanting to rewear something if there are pictures of it...I do that too! I start my 30 for 30 in early August when I get back from New York City, and I can't wait! If you're interested, check it out at www.bestfootforward-kate@blogspot.com

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