I made it through finals. Barely. I got to the point where I was deciding which assignments were Absolutely necessary, and which ones I could skip in order to keep my sanity. Needless to say… it was a rough couple of weeks.
But then Christmas was awesome! And now I have a little break from work and school and the laziness has commenced. I am excited for the new year. I had some truly AMAZING things happen this year, as well as some things I will be forgetting as soon as I can hahaha
I have a BIG goal for 2013. Working for a company that focuses so much on sustainability and fair labor, I feel like I can’t keep ignoring the impact my purchases have on the world. I know how damaging the fashion industry is, and how just incredibly wasteful it is, and I don’t want to contribute to it. My goal for 2013 is to not buy anything new, unless I know that it is ethically sourced and produced.
It’s pretty ridiculous how wasteful we are as consumers. But it doesn’t have to be that way. And it feels awesome when you buy something that you know was made with mother nature in mind. I was so pumped when I found some of my Christmas gifts at the local farmer’s market, because I knew everything was handmade and local, and I knew that I was supporting my local economy.
So because I know I couldn’t go a whole year without shopping…. I’m doing this instead. And I’ll be documenting it : ) so that I can prove that you can still look cute buying second hand!
The world is wasteful. You don’t have to be.
On another note, my brother got me the Best of the Pixies album for Christmas. This video is weeeeeeeird.