Like most people my early morning routine follows a pretty repetitive pattern. Included in this morning ritual I have come to expect the same inner argument I have with myself again and again. Despite any new or convincing case my inner self may tell to my other inner self, the ruling remains the same. No matter what I wear, whether its yoga pants or business casual, I continue to choose the same piece of jewelry Every. Single. Day. To state on the record I’m not naïve, I realize there are much, MUCH bigger problems in the world than my daily inability to change things up in the jewelry department, which might sound insignificant to some people. And they’re right, it is pretty trivial. However with that said, this insignificant and trivial thing can still be pretty frustrating.
I have been wearing the same piece of jewelry for 1,095 days. Which doesn’t seem that long on paper, but for a thirty something female that’s three years of dates wearing the same necklace, three years of holidays and special events wearing the same necklace, or three years of business meetings and coffee dates wearing yes, that same necklace. Every day when I wake up, after I’ve showered, dressed and put on my makeup, I look at the abundance of jewelry I’ve bought and collected over the years (weirdly so, since more than half I’ve collected even after coming to terms with my problem.) and think about how nice one statement necklace would look with my outfit today, or how another necklace would complement the specific shirt I was wearing. I sit there for a minute and decided whether or not I will finally change it up today. But for the last 1,095 days I have said nope. And have went on with my day wearing the same necklace I wore the day before, and the day before that.
I do love the necklace. My will to wear something different stems from the part of me that always secretly wants to be a fashionista who follows the latest trends. But that will always waives on the threat of actually taking my daily necklace off. On the one rare occasion I did remove the necklace for a wedding, although I was wearing a beautiful replacement, I felt like I was missing something and I immediately put my old one back on as soon as I could. I wish I could say I attained the necklace from my soulmate, or some life changing event that is now embodied through the necklace, and although I did receive, or rather just straight up took the necklace from someone I love, it really holds no significance besides the fact that the necklace has just become the embodiment of myself, like a signature piece I continue to treasure everyday despite any inner fashionista challenge.
My daily struggle piece is a My String Beadz design...created with sterling silver and swarovski crystal. I have no plans on changing my struggle...for now! Do you have a "daily struggle" piece?