the no-spend new year: three months in

The past month hasn’t been the best look on me. I’ve been feeling heavy – physically and emotionally – and I’ve felt myself falling back into bad habits to feel better. On top of all that, I’m getting married in almost 2 months. With that comes the preventative stress of making sure my skincare routine…

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the no-spend new year : one month in

This post is a continuation of the No-Spend New Year series. To read the introduction, click here. There are 18 open tabs on my Chrome notebook. One is a reminder of an online creativity course I signed up for 2 months ago. Two contain images I need to print for my vision board. Two more…

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the no-spend new year: how it started

Back in November 2020, I made a big decision: I was going to stop shopping in 2021 – cold turkey – for all of the things I didn’t need. The distractions, the time-fillers, the pick-me-ups….you know, because I’m sure you’ve been there at some point, too. I was spending too much, accumulating too much, and…

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an empty bag : shopping for “more”

Have you ever gone shopping? Ha, what a question, right? Of course you’ve been shopping. But have you ever been shopping just to shop? Yeah? Me too.  Usually, I’m looking for something – anything – to lift my spirits, as if a new bra has the power to alter my daily reality. But then I…

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