The reality of why I choose to become a sustainable person is because I realize how much money I spend on just things. Things that just didn’t make me happy after a short period of time. Less is more they say, and I agree. This journey is a way to control my finance, personal growth, and hopefully to lead a lifestyle of fulfillment. I think we are afraid sometimes to give and serve because we are afraid to not live the lifestyle we want to live. I’m quoting Randy Goldenberg, senior pastor from FCF church when he said, “The quality of life is not determined by the things we can buy but by the integrity quality of our life”.
I believe we should live a simpler life so that we can focus more on giving and serving. I’ve been following Beta Johnson and inspired by the zero-waste foundation. And of course, Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus journey have inspired millions of people around the world to live a minimalist lifestyle. It is certainly not a new idea, but it has become a phenomenon that people should live a meaningful life rather than just having stuff.
I am not an environmentalist (hashtag goal) but even as a regular person when you hear that “it takes more than 5,000 gallons of water to manufacture just a T-shirt and a pair of jeans”, and you also know the fact that “844 M people are living without access to safe water”, how does that make you feel?
Look at your closet and see how much waste you produce. I promise I am not trying to make you feel guilty, but I hope you get what I am trying to say. Let’s get creative and instead of buying more, use what you have.
Here is a sample of how I use my favorite dress-shirt that I mention on 21 Winter Essentials in three different ways! I wear it as a dress, a layer, and a top. It is my favorite item and it defines my style. I think you can get so much more creative so if you do have more ideas, feel free to holla at yo’ girl.
Shout out to my mother for handling my camera for the first time! A little blur and off balance doesn’t hurt anybody! Salute!
I know some of you might not like these outfit choices but I actually do and this is really how I dress almost every single day so no regrets. What I do regrets is my unnecessary pose cause I never know where to put my hands so I tend to tugged my hand halfway to my very small front pocket jeans.