I think this is the first time in my adult life that I went an entire 30 days without shopping.
I didn't purchase a single article of clothing, costume jewelry, fun accessories or shoes.
I did not tempt myself by entering a mall or a boutique, just to test out my willpower.
I know myself too well.
I have no willpower when around new pretty things.
I can sniff out good shopping.
So I stayed away.
Far, far away.
And I was successful.
In all honesty, this was not easy for me.
I had the urge many times.
But it taught me SO many things about myself.
For one, it taught me how strong I am.
Yes, I said strong.
It took an immense amount of strength to stay away from the new fall lines.
I seriously felt heartache when I was in eye sight of a mall.
I love getting a good deal and I love paying full price for something I can't live without.
I think I love these things a lil too much.
But you can't help what makes you happy, now can you?
And the best part of not shopping for a month?
I just checked my credit card statement online and my monthly total is $61.
No need to check your eyes, you read that right!
I have not spent a single dime buying things I do not need in the past 30 days.
And my credit card statement proves it!
I did spent $61 on something extremely important -- a darling gift basket for one of my close friends (we were in each others weddings) who just had her first baby.
I'd post a picture of him on here, but she'd murder me, so instead you get this...
Cutest bump ever!
(Sorry you don't get her face either... she'd prob murder me for that too. Girlfriend is Private with a capital "P"!)
And this, the gift basket.
I challenge you.
Can you go 30 days without shopping?
If you can't, why do you think you cannot? What does that say about you?
If you can, then do it!
You will feel an overwhelming sense of accomplishment and your bank account will be your much deserving reward.