I've never been one to make New Year's Resolutions. Instead I like to make resolutions later in the year. I think I'm hoping to trick myself into following through with them since everyone know the promises made January 1st, usually fail.
This time one of my resolutions was to not do any shopping for six months. This ban includes clothing, shoes, accessories, makeup, and I also added home-goods (because I have a problem buying too many lamps).
I have read of a few other bloggers doing this, most recently at FEST, and it struck a chord with me.
April 7th, 2013 was when this resolution went into effect. It's been a few days, but I have managed to pull through... that was sarcasm.
I decided the 7th would be an appropriate time to start this challenge because the end would be right before my birthday in October.
So what do I hope to accomplish by keeping this resolution?
1. I put more money each month into my savings account.
2. I break the cycle of buying to make myself feel better.
I have pairs of shoes that stand for that time I got a speeding ticket, a necklace for that particularly bad day at work, and a cute pleated skirt to make up for the fact that once again I had nobody to kiss at midnight on New Years. (Wow I just realized how depressing all this sounds... sorry about that)
3. That I wear what I have.
I own a lot of really fantastic clothing that I should be utilizing more. If at the end of six months I'm not wearing it, time to get rid of it.