Shopping Ban-February

I continue to honor my shopping ban by successfully making it through another 28 days without spending for myself.  If I were embarking on this self-imposed ban due to an addictive issue with spending (think: the shopper’s high), I would be able to satisfy such a craving as I do continue to make purchases.  The son had a birthday early in the month, and I did shop online for gifts for him.  I honored Valentine’s Day and the family by purchasing candy and cards and slipped the kids a few bucks as well.  I also replaced our carbon monoxide detectors, and purchased a new pair of athletic shoes for the spouse.  (A side note.  The hubby owns seven pairs of shoes and boots.  I, on the other hand, own over 40 pairs of footwear.)  I signed into my Amazon account where I purchased pet supplies at a discounted rate.  I did venture into a Barnes & Noble to kill time before a lunch appointment, and managed to exit without a book in my bag.  I am once again utilizing our local library for my reading material, and would be open to borrowing books from reader friends.  I ALWAYS return items loaned to me, so if you have books you care to share, you will absolutely get them back.

My ban continues to be just a refusal to purchase more stuff that I don’t need which stems from a belief that I already possess my must-haves.  My wallet contains two gift cards-one for Kohl’s and another for Kirkland’s-that I can swipe should some item become a wish or necessity, a back up plan of sorts should my resolve weaken.  For now, I remain strong and committed to honoring my non-shopping status.  It really has been quite easy, but hey, it has only been 59 days.  Only 306 more days to go……

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