It’s been a few weeks now since the ban was lifted and we’ve had some time to reflect. Many friends and family have been surprised (maybe even a little disappointed?) that we haven’t gone on outrageous shopping sprees. It’s fun to think of piling new clothes into those lovely department store bags, revamping our closets and feeling the endless possibilities that come with a new wardrobe.
There are a few reasons this hasn’t been the case for either of us. Mainly, it doesn’t feel right to go out and buy a boatload of clothes when the main reason that we started the challenge was because we felt overwhelmed by how many clothes we already had. If we went out and stocked up on all new everything, it seems like our time of restraint would be for naught. What’s the point of consuming less for a year only to consume wildly for two weeks?
So, we’re sorry that the end to the challenge was anti-climactic. But, we’re also kind of happy to say that we’ve learned from the year off. We’re not just buying sale items because they’re on sale, throwing pants in our shopping basket that aren’t quite right but they’re close enough or flat-out spending too much when we should be saving.
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