In the United States, we tend to worship self-indulgence and consumption. Everything is easily accessible here. In college, I was such a wasteful consumer and I am not proud of myself for it. Now, every month, I go through my closet and donate anything I do not use. I watched one documentary on minimalism and it’s changed my life. Owning fewer things is far less stressful.
One of my biggest fears is becoming a hoarder and growing attached to material possessions. People always look at me like I’m a materialistic snob. I purchase almost everything on sale. Honestly, I work hard for everything and how I spend my money is no one’s business. I love dressing up because it makes me feel good about myself. Style reflects your attitude and personality. It’s one of the best forms of self-expression. At the end of the day, who you are is far more important than what you have and what you wear.