Sweater: Anthropologie Jet Stream Cardigan - Size M
Boots: Steve Madden Candence Boots
Earrings: Tree and Kimble
"I belong with you, you belong with me, you're my sweetheart." - The Lumineers
I find myself wanting a great deal of things these days. My wish list at Anthro is as long as ever, there are at least 5 different pairs of shoes out there on the Internets that are calling my name, and I have even managed to find a few non-Anthro clothing items that have struck my fancy. In my defense, I have not sought out these items. Well, maybe some of the Anthro ones but that's not the point. The point is the advertisers make it all too easy. Yeah, it's all their fault! I receive a deluge of emails on a daily basis, and of course, there's those creepy advertisements on the web that know where you have been and haunt you with items of websites past.
If all those wants weren't enough, there are many, many things that I want for the new house. Oh, speaking of the house, I want to close, and I want to close now, dammit! Today was suppose to be our closing day, but the stupid paperwork is taking longer than expected. Oh, and have I mentioned that we are getting a puppy in 2 weeks? Yeah, I wanted a puppy, and now that I'm going to get one, I want things FOR the puppy. All this wanting is driving me crazy! It's exhausting! What's a girl to do?
I'll tell you what: stop and smell the flowers right in front of me. I'm so busy thinking and stressing about the next set of things I'm going to accumulate that I can't even enjoy what I've got right now, and what I've got right now is pretty good. Yes, it's fun to get stuff, but in the end, it's just stuff. After all, I gave up most of my stuff to be where I'm at today. When it came down to happiness, stuff didn't even factor into the equation. So, when my crazy consumer brain gets the best of me, I remind myself of this.
Tonight, I'm going to do some of the things that truly make me happy. I'm going to spend time with my sweetheart. We're going to eat junk food on the couch, talk about our day, and watch some good TV. Besides, if we don't close on this house soon, I'm going to eat so much junk food that I won't be able to fit into all those clothes I want. Two birds with one stone. Problem solved.
I love this quote by Epicurus: “Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.”
The Lumineers - Ho Hey