Why I (Almost Completely) Stopped Shopping

2019 will mark 10 years on YouTube for me and over those years, I’ve made A LOT of videos. Specifically, A LOT of hauls/shopping related videos. 2019 will also be the year I turn 30, something I view as a pretty significant personal milestone. As I’ve reflected on the past, I’ve been able to see how old habits no longer serve me and I’ve become more curious about the habits that do. This year, I decided to almost completely stop shopping. The older I get, the more I care about how my actions affect other people, the world and my own personal well-being. The fashion industry is wasteful (that’s no secret) and it also has a complex consumerist power over us that keeps us wanting more. I love beautiful things but I don’t want my life to be ruled by them. I want the things that I own to be reflections of myself, not the other way around. I want to present and express myself in a way that makes me feel like *me* without obsession or pressure. I want to dedicate my headspace to the work and people I care about. If you’re reading this, you are part of that group. I never, ever imagined that I would have a career that allows me to even think about these things, let alone pursue them and I know it’s a profound privilege. I started making videos because watching YouTube helped me survive some of the most painful years of my life. I keep making videos because the healing I’ve found is meant to be shared.❤️



Article mentioned: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/15/opinion/sunday/shopping-consumerism.html

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WEEKLY UPDATE: No update this week because I think the description above sums up what I’m feeling right now. ❤️

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