March No-Buy Conclusion

After a bad start this month, I am pleased to say that these last two weeks,  I have purchased nothing! Other than food, which I kinda need.    

My first week really was hard for me.  I can’t really explain why.  I usually don’t do hardcore shopping anyway. I’m not a shopaholic.  But yes, if I see something and I want it bad enough and it won’t mess up my monthly budget, I’ll buy it. 

It might be partly because of my job as well. 

I have a stressful job.  Very stressful.  Hundreds of people depend on me each week.  

However, I get paid pretty well for what I do (pretty much the only reason why I’ve stayed so long).  There are many days that I see something I want and I do say ,”I deserve this,” and I kinda do because I’ve busted my rear end each day.  Sometimes I think, “why am I doing this every day if I can’t get what I want?”

I actually want to get away from this way of thinking.  

I have zero intention of quitting my well-paid stressful job.  

But I do want to get away from buying THINGS with my paycheck. 

Today, I spent the day with my family. I bought one thing.  Milk, to go in a quiche. We  went for a really long walk to Mars and then barbecued hot dogs.

Space Pugs on Rover Mars

Just kidding.  This isn’t Mars. It’s just a short walk from our house.  See there’s still a tiny bit of snow on the hill? 

Anyway, the buying one thing (milk) and hot dogs bit was true.

And we had a lot of fun! Just being with each other.  Getting outside.  Breathing fresh air.  Being a human without consuming.  

I’ve been thinking a lot this month on what I want to do with my money.  Will I buy things in April?  Probably.  I didn’t set aside this huge list of anything to buy after my “no-buy” month was over.  I might buy a new pillow for my neck at night. Maybe. Buying stuff just doesn’t seem important as much anymore.

I want to have days like today, hanging out and eating with my family.  I want to travel a bit. Maybe I’ll look into retiring early.  Or I’ll just shove it all into savings.

But I just don’t want to buy anymore.


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