Do you believe you can manifest what you want in life?
The old, “throw a pebble into the pond and see the ripples of your efforts come back to you” scenario?
I’m not sure about manifesting our desires. I’ve tried many times to manifest my desire to win the lottery, thrown countless pebbles into endless ponds and never won more than a free play or $20 (that was a special day!)
Am I doing this wrong?
Are my pebbles too small?
Should I be trying to skip my pebbles across the pond? (I’m not terribly skilled at rock skipping.)
What’s the trick?
Low and behold…finally one of my pebbles worked!
Another blogger was sporting a fab 70s reproduction maxi dress a couple of months ago that I really liked. When I realized it was from H&M I knew it wasn’t an option for me. I am personally against shopping fast fashion. I’m dedicated to shopping secondhand first which means vintage, consignment or thrifted. Of course there are obvious exceptions; socks, underwear and sometimes shoes but otherwise I am 100% against supporting the broken business model of fast fashion that is destroying our natural resources and polluting the earth at warp speed.
So how did I end up with this piece of fast fashion without breaking my moral code?
One of the pebbles hit its mark because about six weeks later, there it was, the 70s retro dress from H&M just waiting patiently for me at the thrift store. It was sandwiched amongst loads of other fast fashion dresses discarded like Kleenex after a single use.
95% of the stuff in thrift stores is fast fashion. People consider it disposable fashion, thus it ends up at the thrift store only a few short weeks after the product is released.
To be honest I normally won’t even thrift H&M products for resale because most of the time they are very poorly made. I’m very picky about what I resell. I spend almost all of my time when I’m thrifting looking for that 5% of clothing that isn’t fast fashion. It’s like looking for a needle in a haystack of garbage.
For my personal closet however, I’m a bit more flexible. Knowing that I saved a piece from the landfill is a good thing. I’m happy that the dress works so well with my thrifted belt and consignment boots. The outfit is all secondhand first which makes my heart happy. Not as happy as if I’d won the lottery…but happy nonetheless ; )
What have you manifested for yourself lately?