Wow. I cannot believe this process is finally over. I am so glad to say that I survived and that next week I will be able to shop again. I can’t wait to go home and shop at all of the stores I missed throughout the whole semester. Though I hated not being able to shop, I did learn many lessons from this experience.
First, I learned the value of making do with what you have. I am a person who is constantly consuming clothing to stay on trend and have things that I like. Obviously, I was not able to do this during the semester. I had to quickly learn to work with the clothing I already have. I mix and matched, paired things I would not have every paired and some days, just had to hate what i was wearing. Though it was difficult I think it was a very valuable lesson to learn.
Second, I learned that I need to pay more attention to buying classic pieces. Most of the clothing I decided to wear during this time were staple items. The reason for this was because most of my trendier pieces were going out of style. I learned that in the future I need to buy more classic items so that they can last throughout many seasons.
Third, I learned the value of spending less money on clothing. Because I was not shopping for clothes, I had more money to put towards other activities. I will definitely keep this in mind in the future when I am shopping.
All in all, this experience was difficult but worth it. The lessons I learned were very helpful and I will take them with me into the future.