Hi guys, remember me? I’m back after 2 weeks of MIA as I wrapped up the summer internship, registered for classes, moved back in to my school apartment, etc. I’m happy to say that my summer internship worked out well and now I have a job for after graduation! Furthermore, this job pays cash money (which is something I did not have during bulk of school…).
When I got the offer, I went a little crazy with shopping: a Kate Spade bag, a couple pair of shoes, dresses, new lipstick… you get the idea. As I came back to my school and unpacked my bags and reorganized all the things that I couldn’t bring with me for the summer, I realized: I have everything I need in terms of clothes, shoes, electronics, purses, jewelry, makeup, etc – basically, everything that I spend money on with the exception of travel.
So I’ve made a simple but challenging-for-me goal for myself: no shopping for any of the above items from now until the end of this year. From now until December 31, 2013, I’m not going to buy any clothes, makeup, shoes, etc. It’s great to save the money, but more than that, it’s about recognizing the fact that I will be moving next year, and I have way too much stuff and I could use a break from the habit of acquisition.
So there. I hope you will all hold me accountable for this 3-month shopping fast. And if you have tips on how to make a spending fast successful, please chime in in the comments!