The process of choosing was never my expertise. Having gone through my old writing, I selected several pieces and actually structured them in my imagination in order to make the best decision, but then I found there is no better decision because repurposing any of them would be similarly challenging and exciting. So I decided to give up the comparatively more official Autism topic and the co-written short story with my friend; instead, I chose my shopping blog post in summer to present myself and to extend this specified topic into a broader definition of shopping and fashion in relation to economics and life. I believe shopping is more than purchasing; it is a lifestyle that we could establish in our life.
When we talk about economics, we always think of serious economists and sophisticated technical terms. Not so many people have thought of economics as an everyday life item that we can actually touch and feel. I have to admit that I’m a shopaholic. Shopping for me is a necessity and enjoyment while economics is where my interest lies. I hope I can bring my passion of shopping into the economic world, and help people open their eyes and know better about themselves and their shopping choices. My intention is not to educate, but to raise awareness and hopefully to gain the “ah-ha” moment for shoppers through simplified languages and ideas. Additionally, I also want to share my personal opinions, questions, and answers through exploration in the articles.
I anticipated creating a column in Vogue magazine named “Just Get Me a Really Big Closet”, which will include several articles in the discussion of different connections of shopping, economics and psychology. Just like my inspiration Carrie Bradshaw, I want to consider the topic in depth, but still make it easy to understand for everyone. I am excited about my exploration and thinking processes during the repurposing as well as growth and improvement after this project. Quoting Carrie Bradshaw, “Sometimes we need to stop analyzing the past, stop planning the future, stop figuring out precisely how we feel, stop deciding exactly what we want, and just see what happens”, so how about wait and see what will happen? I hope these explanations have furthered your understanding of my project; it will be greatly appreciated if you could point out your confusion (if there is any) and give me any suggestions for later development.