Um....about that spending fast

Okay, so you know how when you are on a diet and you decide to eat a cookie, and then after you eat that cookie you decide "ah, what the heck...I'll just finish the bag"?

Yeah....this month, the spending fast has been kind of like that.

The "spending fast" (and yes, I feel like I have to put quotations around it) has made me aware of my spending habits and what I buy.  It has made changes in the way I spend money. In that way the exercise has been really worthwhile.  But, what I found is that I'm unwilling to not buy something when it is supporting a change I want to make in my life...like the composter, the produce bags, or the meditation cushion I bought this month.  With that said, I also know that I also often buy these types of items and they don't work out the way I thought they would, so they end up at Goodwill.

It is with a good bit of chagrin that I declare an end to the boldly proclaimed spending fast.  What I started with much enthusiasm in January is now defunct.

Tsk, tsk, tsk...
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Maira Gall