Day 361: Items Purchased: 0, Temptation Radar:0
December 27, 2011
It just occurred to me that it may be a good idea to begin some preliminary retail scavenging. After all, at some point I will be able to buy some things if I so desire and as of late, I’ve no idea what I would choose. I’ve not kept up with the latest trends, nor do I have a good handle on what I need (save some bare necessities.) So, I went to Marshall’s to have a peek. Feeling uninspired, I left with some fashionable dish gloves for my mom: lime green trimmed in leopard print plastic.. You know, the rubber kind for goofing around with chemicals and dishwashing detergent. Exciting, I know.
I’m actually feeling an underlying sense of pressure with the commencement of Shopfast looming. I did not anticipate it at all. I truly thought I’d be chomping at the bit to buy something….anything….and quickly. Yet my anxiety has shifted from “not buying” to “making the first purchase. A number of the blog readers have messaged me about “What will you buy?” Or, they say, “I can hardly wait to see what you will purchase.”
Truth is, I doubt, actually, that there will be a significant “first purchase.” I fear there will be disappointment in the fact that there is not necessarily a grand finale to this year of crazed restraint. My husband and I had discussed taking a trip to Milan, as a reward for finishing the year strong. With the way our year has progressed, and the added family responsibilities, I don’t see that as a possibility in 2012. Yet, I don’t even feel discouraged about it. Weird.
As I race through the last 4 days of this Shopfast, and ponder the past year of tremendous personal growth, I would like to invite your feedback. If you’ve been reading about my adventure and it’s touched you in some way, please share it with me. I invite your comments. If you have a suggestion of what you think I should buy or a guess about what I may gravitate towards, go ahead and post it here. If you had a favorite story, I’d love to know it. It would be my joy, and mean so much to hear from you.
Thank you for journeying with me….