April 1st felt like a celebration day for me. Like suddenly I was free to buy whatever I wanted and I could do it right then! I didn't, it was Easter Sunday, I spent the day with family. I still haven't bought anything. I've been reflecting on this little experiment, I wrote a little of that here. Here is what I've landed on. Over the last 3 months I remember being places and wanting to buy something and then not buying them. But as I write this, I cannot for the life of me remember what they were! They have completely left my mind. Which tells me, I did not need them. There are a few things I do have on my list. I am being mindful about buying them because I am not sure if I am craving them in anticipation of Spring or if I really want them.
- These shoes...still....
- I am thinking about a few shifts or my yoga wardrobe, softer colors and more transitional styles.
- I want to up my photography game with this.
- I want to replace my leaking bottles with this one.
- I want another color of these.
I have had 3 months to think about spending money on new things. Which isn't a normal way of spending money. As someone who typically buys things on sale, I've realized I occasionally buy things BECAUSE they are on sale. Not because I need them. I see them and feel worried that they will be gone so I grab them. Of course that is what the fashion industry is like, there are tons of seasons in a year, the turn over for styles is quick. That doesn't mean I have to be. I can move as slow as I want. I can gather as slow as I want.
I plan on keep this practice a part of my life. Taking time to make each purchase intentionally, to decide if I really need something, or maybe take time to forget what I want all together.