Looking back on my 2017, I’ve realized that I spend way too much money on “stuff” (a word I tell my students never to use in an essay). I’m not talking about the essentials like groceries, gas, car payment and utilities, I’m talking about all of the other things. Do I think that I’m a compulsive shopper? Maybe, that’s why I’m trying to set some goals for myself. I have to STOP shopping.
For the month of January I implemented a “no buy zone”, meaning that I am not buying anything other than food for the household. I will be shopping from my own stash. And as I write this, I realized that I did buy some shower gel and a blush from Flower Beauty. I also needed cotton balls, so I’m not sure if that counts.
Moral of this lesson, I hated being unemployed, I really did, but I liked having a more simple life.