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Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Birthday thoughts....

It's been a year of learning for me.  As I enter the last year of my 20's I am grateful to have had the opportunity to grow up and become an adult.  The life of many I know was cut short, much, much too soon.  But this year has also forced me to slow down a lot.  I simply don't have the energy to live the life I was used to.  I sometimes miss the old pace, but I know that I need my 9-10 hours sleep now and I don't battle against it.  It's been a long 10 months and learning about auto immune disease took me longer than I expected and distressed me more than I would have liked, but the forced changes have got me on the mend.  Maybe I seem a bit selfish now, often saying no, but there is no alternative for me.  I eat a lot of apples, do some light exercise and sleep.  A lot.

And my consumption has truly minimised.  Instead of buying I now sell.  And besides, acid green crop tops hold no appeal to me.  Even my old faithful Scanlan & Theodore isn't what it used to me in my eyes and for my style. 

So the dilemma around what to do with my birthday money started to consume me over the past few weeks.  I wanted to reward myself with something nice, as was my goal at the beginning of the year (to only buy quality items) instead of spending my birthday money on a couple of small things that later down the track disappear.

I'd had my old Fendi wallet since 2008 when I spent an absurd amount of money while trapped at Bangkok airport for 14 hours.  If there's an airport designed to suck every cent out of your bank account (and put a huge dint into your credit card as well) it's certainly Bangkok.

So now I'm a proud owner of a new and much needed wallet.

A review post to follow...  


  1. Happy Birthday, dear M.

    May you have continue to live life to the full and to heed what your heart and body tell your mind that you need.

    SSG xxx

    PS - eagerly awaiting a wallet review.

  2. Happiest of birthdays to you and what a beautiful wallet. One quality item is 'worth' so much more than its value I think... XXX

  3. Happy birthday, I'm sure you will get much better value out of that purchase then multiple cheaper ones.

    Are you finding it hard to be minimalist with clothes? I do culls regularly but then get bored of the remaining clothes on rotation and then feel obliged to buy more. And the cycle continues…

    1. Thanks Indi... Not finding it hard at all at the moment. I make sure that what I keep I totally love. And it helps that all the fashion at the moment doesn't really appeal to me!


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