Originally Posted by Fraiche
Thanks for sharing...I have the same problem.
Agreed. I don't have the same issue, or at least didn't until I joined SF. I think it's a mixture of carthasis i.e. the need to pause, take a deep, hard look at yourself as an individual, as well as the contemporary quick-fix solution to deep-rooted issues re: consumerism.
I've spent a good amount of money this month, on dinner and drinks ("experiences") as a way of coping with my long-ass commute and stress and tribulations with the demands of my work at the moment. I've spent a long time saving, so see the last few months as a little bit of release - not just improving my wardrobe and taking more care in what wear, but also understanding what suits me today i.e. where I am in my life.
Given that my "experiences" have been exclusively with Asian women, no cause for complaints!
I haven't completely restarted but have thinned my business wardrobe quite extensively, and will be adding to my donation wardrobe (spare wardrobe filled with clothes to charity) re: Zara v-neck bought by my ex. Not donating it because she bought it (I like the ivory button-cuff shirt that she brought from Zara, and the blue/white trainers from Kunming, China), but because it doesn't fit as well as my Nigel Hall v-necks.
On the subject of the blues, I find literal cleaning (apartment), and getting outdoors to parks and other green, natural spaces really helps to process thoughts and get into a more positive head-space.
Addendum: just realised how the above could be misconstrued. Language partners, as opposed to high-class Asian call-girls!