Just doing the little things that I've wanted to do over the past two weeks - cooking, exploring the cafes of Perth, watching new movies and crafting - have made life a little bit more fun and exciting. These are such basic little things though, and I really want to do something bigger! Something adventurous and useful and fun. So, after mulling over the idea for a little while, I have decided that starting today, July 1, and ending in 6 months, on December 31, I am going to undertake an op shopping/thrifting/second hand/vintage (whatever you want to call it) challenge!!
The idea is that for the next 6 months I have to avoid buying anything new as much as possible. Clothes, books, gifts, trinkets all have to be pre-owned, and hopefully, pre-loved! I have a few reasons for doing this, with the first being for fun - to make life a little more interesting and exciting by trying something new. But also, by doing an Op Shop Challenge (which it shall henceforth be known as), I'm being somewhat practical - not buying brand spankin' new clothes and the likes is good for the environment and good for my bank balance (I hope :P). And I have to say, it's also somewhat liberating! As I walked through Fremantle today, past all of the shops that I love, I felt a teensy little bit sad, but the overpowering feeling was this absolute freedom! Some might say it's because I am free from the chains of commercialism :P but for now I'll just say it's almost like because I can't have them, I don't particularly care about them. It's strange, in a good way.
I even started a little early by buying second-hand frames (for only $10!!) instead of completely new glasses, and promise to post a photo as soon as their back from being fitted with new lenses :D
I can't wait to share the adventure with you all!!
Rhi :) xx
Oh and here are a few little photos from my crazy hectic week! One for laughing at, the others just because I can :P
|Video Game themed party.|
Luigi, Princess Peach & Mario :D
Like the moustaches??
|Testing out a new coffee establishment!|
The Daily :)
|Tim from Black Cherries Espresso in the Fremantle Markets.|