Buy-Nothing Update

Buddha as Ascetic, Kawagoe, Japan

The picture-drawing part of buy-nothing month is over. Half my reason for doing this is to stop the cycle of "shopping thoughts" that have plagued me since wish-list season began last December. The culprit became clear on the first official day of the experiment.

I love Pinterest, it's a lot of fun, but it wasn't doing me any favors on my quest for a clear mind and a healthy bank account. Once I stepped out of that echo chamber of consumerism nearly all my envy fuel evaporated. There was nothing left to draw. So I quit.

This hasn't changed my plans for saving money, though. I'm still not going to buy anything for myself in February (maybe longer?). It is just not a big deal anymore.

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