Note: I started my self-imposed shopping ban on January 1, 2014. I made it official online through this post, and called it a “shopping fast.” I also shared there the reasons why I took the challenge and laid down some rules to guide me while on it.
Another month has passed, and I’m still shopping-free. I’m starting to be proud of myself. Haha. But seriously, it’s not easy. I still go to the mall and get to see pretty stuff, from clothing and shoes to fancy jewelry and household items. Every time, I’d just look at them with delight and warmth in my heart and that’s it. I admit sometimes I’d get this urge to buy them and give up on this self-imposed challenge. But when I’d think about what I’ve started so far, I’d get motivated enough to move forward.
There’s not much to say, really. I just noticed that as this challenge continues, I’m learning a lot of things about myself and how I handle my finances. I’m also happy that my husband is very supportive of me. He even said he’s thankful to me because I opened his eyes on the value of every centavo he earns. I’ve already told you he’s a very generous man, right? I’m glad that he’s now more mature when it comes to finances and doesn’t spend his hard-earned money all in one go. Hopefully, in the near future, I could also convince him to try to lead a minimalist life. Why not?
As for newly-accumulated stuff, I have none. Nobody remembered to give me anything, not that I was hoping somebody would. Haha.
Here’s hoping that the month of May will be as easy to deal with as the past months were. Wish me luck!