I have two closets. One is small with two shelves where I keep my linens, athletic clothes and equipment and craft items. The other is all clothes, coats, bags and shoes.
This article on NYTimes.com http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/07/realestate/closets-please-and-the-bigger-the-better.html?hp. Got me thinking. Closets are a big deal in New York. They’re the only place city dwellers have to stash stuff in our 200-square-foot apartments. We must make careful decisions about what gets the real estate and what gets left at Mom and Dad’s house or donated to the Goodwill.
“Closets can be repositories for memories and aspirations. Hobbies you’ve wanted to pursue and the outfits that go along with them. Kind of like a timeline of a life,” psychologist Jennifer Baumgartner is quoted as saying in the article. “Clothing is the internal bubbling to the surface — we choose how we want to look to the world, we choose how we package ourselves. The closet is a container for that.”
Sounds about right to me. I’m thinking of my tennis racquet, soccer gear and the sleek black dress. I sometimes wish my job were the type to wear a sleek black dress to. I often think of finding a soccer team to play on in my red socks and cleats.
I’m a journalist, content strategist, doting auntie, amateur bobsledder, fitness enthusiast, and wannabe health nut (who loves chocolate and pizza too much to fully commit). I don't want you to think my life is perfect. It's not.