this month. hmm…………
i don’t really remember thinking much about buying clothes this month. probably because it was august, and let’s face it- too dang hot in texas for clothes.
to be fair, there were a few days that this whole no-buying-clothes crap really sucked. but the rest weren’t that bad.*
not shopping has become a way of life for me. it’s not a big deal anymore, but has affected the way i shop for other things. i haven’t bought any house decor (something i used to do all the time), and when i buy anything, i think about how long it will last, if it will wear well, and if it’s really the best choice.
before i started this challenge, when i went shopping, i’d inevitably buy too much and feel guilty- even though nearly every item was a great deal. when i thought about taking a year off, it made me nervous and i didn’t know how it would go. but putting my priorities in place has been freeing. i no longer am stressed about that money, and don’t feel guilty because i know i’m idolizing clothing yet continuing in the cycle. God is healing my heart and molding my perspective to what it should be. sometimes it’s super painful, and i hate it, but the result is so worth it!
*you should know that doesn’t mean i’m not still evaluating my closet and thinking about what i want to add come 2013.