2018 - A year of no shopping!
Happy New Year! Wishing everyone a wonderful, joyful, healthy, and prosperous New Year!
I spent most of 2016 purging, 2017 refining, and now I’m ready to spend 2018, restraining.
YUP, I’m going to go 365 days without shopping for my wardrobe 😱 Shocking, right?! (the “Challenge”)
I decided this a few months ago, and leading up to it, I was anxious, but as 2018 drew nearer, I was getting excited to start. And no, aside from my sneakers, I didn’t rush out before the end of the year and buy a bunch of stuff 😝
Now, to say 365 may be a stretch since I will buy items such as black work pants, or work flats, if they get worn out and not wearable - you know, the really important items that I can’t get around without (the “Replacement Item”). Also, to trick myself into not thinking I’m being denied something, and also to be completely realistic, I’m allowing myself to purchase 5 items that are not replacement items - it can be from something as small as an SLG, or mundane as a sweater, to a pair of jeans for the weekend. As long as it’s not to replace something I desperately need to function, it counts towards the 5-item allowance (the “Allowance Item”)
So, what about items that I receive as gifts, or through means where I’m not putting any money towards an item, such as through ‘cashing in’ on loyalty programs? That seems to fall in line with ‘Why’ am I challenging myself like this - what’s my goal, purpose, or intention?
I will share that in my next post 😊