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.
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. 🙂