Shopping Fast: May Report

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.

Shopping Fast: January Report
Shopping Fast: February Report
Shopping Fast: March Report
Shopping Fast: April Report

The only thing that was added to my closet during the beautiful month of May was a pair of Sanuk sandals which my generous husband paid for. Soon, I’ll think of what to do with my excess stuff as I become more serious in living a minimalist life. For now, I will have to keep the things given to me and use them for my convenience.

When I started this shopping fast, my primary goal is to save on shopping money. My ultimate goal, on the other hand, is to live simply, to be content with less while living a meaningful and happy life. But then of course, I’m aware of the fact that people around me doesn’t share the idea. Like my loved ones, for instance, who continue to shower me with gifts every now and then. Perhaps, in the future, I would ask them to give me cash instead of material gifts. The cash I’ll use in investing. Haha.

Six more months and I’m done with this project. By December, when I’m supposed to buy Christmas presents for my loved ones, I’ll make sure to limit my shopping. Who knows I might as well consider giving cash instead of material gifts? It’s less work and more convenient, too. Let’s see about that. 🙂

5 Replies to “Shopping Fast: May Report”

  1. wow, inspiring a! ang hirap hindi mag shopping lalo na pag stressful days!
    Goodluck, sana ma accomplish mo yung goal mo. I’ll try to follow din, it’s nice to live simply and talagang malaking masa save pag di magasots diba. =)

    1. Yes sis, mahirap talaga pero kinakaya ko naman, so far. Hehe. Hanggang November lang to, need ko pa rin kasi magChristmas shopping. Korek, mas priority ko kasi magsave ngayon. 🙂

  2. agree! mas practical ang cash gift. we’re practicing this na rin or sometimes we ask kung ano ang gusto nilang gift lalo na sa oldies. hehe…

    good luck on the succeeding months. masarap talaga mag-save. I get frustrated din kapag nag-wi-withdraw! 😀

    1. It feels good I’m not alone in realizing these important things in life. Thanks, I need good luck talaga. Kakayanin ko to Trix! 🙂

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