It’s August. It is Day 213.
We are officially over the hump. The year is unbelievably more than half over.
The Olympics are on!
Summer heat is on!
And, my promise to be lovemore-fearless is still on.
As I sit here tonight, remembering where I was a year ago — specifically, in the middle of my promise not to shop for 365 days — I am now taking stock of all I have bought in my shoes and clothes category this second year.
- Yoga pants
- Yoga top
- Black shoes
- Two cotton long sleeve tops
- Hat (for the intense sun in the grand canyon)
And, I think that’s about it. I never would have — could have — guessed that my year of not shopping would squelch my passion for fashion.
Actually, it didn’t.
To be honest, I am now way more interested in good design and a great fit over seasonal sales, 50% off or other markdown marketing tactics.
But, more than anything else, I have realized this: it was never about the shopping.
It has always been about the act of writing every day, having a discipline that made me stick like glue to my promise, and having a goal that was completely measurable and under my control. That is what changed my life.
What could change yours?