So many marketing efforts, including materials that end up in landfills, are spent on trying to convince us consumers on how to be better versions of ourselves. We will have more friends if we dress this way. We will look more appealing if we drive this car. We will be happier if we just buy this product. During the holidays, my inbox and mailbox were attacked with all these messages and I am numb. Going to the mailbox isn’t what it used to be. I actually avoid it hoping my husband would be a dear and deal with whatever terrors are lurking behind the door. When opening my email, I become armed with my defenses to quickly scan and delete all these messages that don’t add to my purpose and goals. Too much is focused on buying and consuming, and less is spent on JUST BEING GOOD WITH WHAT YOU GOT. I know that is poor grammar, but it has a nicer ring.
Now that the new year is upon us, we are automatically in planning mode and thinking about how to live our next year’s life better than the previous one. We are resolving to be better. Lose weight, complete projects, be more present for the kids, be better versions of ourselves. But what if …. what if …. we are great versions of ourselves already? What if we could control all the messaging, or clutter, and make the resolution to be fine with how we are?
This is starting to sound very Oprah-like (like that's bad?), but hear me out. Part of our goal with Loot Finer Goods is to carry items that we love so that you might find something in our collection to add to your home. We encourage you to hold dear the items that bring you joy and contribute to your pursuit of your best life and the greater good of the world. We aren’t about pushing you to consume, we’re encouraging you to live your best life. They say you are the sum of the people that surround you … we believe you are also a reflection of WHAT surrounds you.
In an effort to kick off our year right, we’ve resolved to kick the clutter to the curb. We went through an exercise to walk through our homes to find items that really made us happy and reminded us of our true selves. These are the things we hold dear. For me, a haiku book my aunt illustrated, my son’s drawing, my daughter’s song, music instruments and handmade items created with love are what I hold dear. I don’t fill my home with stuff to fill space, I am intentional about what I want to surround myself to reflect who I am. It is important for me to have these things near me, not packed away, to remind myself of what I hold dear.
Our #ResolveToHoldDear campaign is near and dear to our hearts. We want to encourage you to think through what is important for you to live your best life and to remove that which blocks your progress. We are here for you to help you lead your best life. We are also here to cheer you on to do so. We won’t push or pressure you to be anything less than what you are.
We hope you take part in this exercise and find the items that you hold dear. Take a picture and tag us so we can see what motivates you to be you. Take control of your life because you’re the best judge of what makes you great.
With Loot Love,